Men’s tennis team serves early success

Jake Blancher, Staff Reporter

Having achieved key victories in the first invitationals and tournaments before the official regular season kicks off, the Tulane men’s tennis team is already off to a strong start.

Courtesy of Tulane Athletics

The team had great individual success last season, with 8 of the 10 players earning either a conference or Louisiana Sports Writers Association award, including two first-team All American Athletic Conference players, Luis Erlenbusch and Ewan Moore. Individual achievements aside, the team looks to improve on its 14-13 season that culminated in losses in the quarterfinals of the AAC and the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Featuring three of the top 100 players in the nation, with Ewan Moore, Dane Esses and Hamish Stewart ranked at 32, 47 and 90, respectively, the team features an abundance of talent that is poised for success. All three players improved their rank since the last preseason rankings in September, with the previously unranked Esses making notable strides in positioning himself as a top-50 player nationwide.

Doubles partners Dane Esses and Hamish Stewart have had great success on the court during the past few months, winning the Black Compass draw at the 2019 Southern Intercollegiate Championships at the University of Georgia in late September.

The home opener is set for Feb. 16 against SMU. Home matches are played Uptown at the City Park Tennis Center.

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