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Men’s Tennis Concludes Very Successful Season


Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 02:04

Courtesy of Michael Rezin/The Ram

Senior Eli Plangger wrapped up his Fordham career with two matches last week.


Fordham men’s tennis team closed out a historic season with a split doubleheader, and full optimism towards next season. The first of two matches displayed a Ram team as strong as it has been all season against Rider University, as the Rams took the match 7-0. Fordham exemplified special strength, in taking all three doubles matches, and then taking five of the six singles matches in straight sets.

While the Marist match did not share such an outcome, the Rams still displayed considerable strength even through some team injuries. After losing the doubles point, sophomore Kuba Kowalski and freshman Srikar Alla reeled in the two Fordham points. Eventually, however, the Rams fell to the Red Foxes 5-2.

“It’s been a great season for us,” senior captain Eli Plangger said on the closing of the season. “Hopefully the guys who are returning next year use this year’s success as motivation to get better over the off-season and have an even better next few seasons. Everyone still came out with a lot of energy and wanted to close the season on a high note.”

Despite the loss, the Rams’ statistics surely end the season on a high note, with a record of 17-10 being the best record since the 1995-96 team (18-3). Even more, individual players such as Alla (23-9), Kowlowski (21-9) and freshman Mischa Koran (20-6) displaying 20 or more wins, the success for the Rams’ future is surely hopeful.

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