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The Dolphin

The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

Taliah Carmona, class of 24
My Breakthrough: Life as a Hard of Hearing Student
Taliah Carmona, Guest Writer • December 5, 2023

As the end of my senior year approaches, I’ve reflected on my last four years, which have been nothing but remarkable. I found myself finally...

Jones at a game versus SUNY Fredonia
From First Baskets to Lasting Legacies: My Journey to Le Moyne's Historic D1 Debut
Darrick Jones, Guest Writer • December 5, 2023

The Ted Grant Court at Le Moyne College has become my new proving ground, where the squeak of sneakers and the roar of the crowd serve as the...

A full commuter parking lot on campus, Lot C and CC
Alleviating the Parking Headache at Le Moyne
Corinne Becker, News & Features Editor • December 5, 2023

To say parking is a pain at Le Moyne is an understatement; between closed lots, tickets on windshields, and unauthorized vehicles taking up spots,...

Social Media and Self-Esteem: How to Manage Social Media Use
Mai Al Janabi, Staff Writer • December 1, 2023

Social media usage is often linked to self-esteem issues and mental health concerns, but given the advent of social networking sites, avoiding...

The Launch of the New Gender, Women, and Sexuality Center
Danny Mondelli, Assistant Editor in Chief • December 1, 2023

On October 18th, Le Moyne unveiled its new Gender, Women, and Sexuality Center in Reilly Hall. The event was organized by Dr. Farha Ternikar,...

Men’s tennis open season with two losses

This past weekend the men’s tennis team lost in their first two matches of the season against Southern New Hampshire on Saturday, Sept. 15, and St. Anselm on Sunday, Sept. 16. After having lost five starters last year, the team is going through a transition stage. With three returning players this year, and being led by new head coach Mark Dolan, the team is taking this two matches as a learning experience, swiftly moving forward to the next weekend.

On Saturday, the team fell 0-9 to a tough team, Southern New Hampshire. At first doubles, returning juniors Yaro Nieves and Daryl Johnson teamed up, losing in their first doubles match together 1-8. Returning sophomore Shane Evans and graduate student Mike Green encountered a loss at second doubles 3-8 and new players freshman Blaine Drake and senior Robert Brooks lost at third doubles as well.

Going into singles play, the ‘Phins were down 0-3. Evans stepped up at first singles, losing 1-6, 0-6. At second singles, Johnson lost as well 1-6, 0-6. At third singles, Nieves played a close three setter, ultimately losing in the third set tiebreaker 6-10. Sophomore John Gerstner lost at fifth singles, with Drake losing at sixth singles.

On Sunday the men faced St. Anselm, where they fell to another tough loss 1-8. In doubles play, Johnson and Nieves teamed up again at first, ultimately losing 3-8. Second and third doubles fell in a similar fashion. The Dolphins entered singles play for the second time over the weekend 0-3.

Evans played again at first singles, losing 2-6, 4-6, with Nieves losing as second singles 2-6, 1-6. Johnson stepped up to the plate at third singles, winning the team’s sole point 6-3, 6-3. Green, Brooks and Drake lost their singles matches at fourth, fifth and sixth respectfully.

The ‘Phins enter into the NE-10 season with a 0-2 record. The team is still continuing to grow and work together, using the next two weeks to prepare for their first home match of the season on Thursday, Sept. 27 against Bentley at 3 p.m.

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