The group defeated DeSales 8-1
In an impressive showing, the Muhlenberg men’s tennis team dove head first into the 2023-24 season with a resounding 8-1 victory over DeSales University on Sept. 16. The Mules, sporting a lineup composed of five talented first-years and one sophomore, left a mark on the court as they secured victory in nearly every contest. Among several standout performances, Gabriel Tamarkin ‘26 emerged as the star of the day. He delivered a masterful 6-1, 6-0 triumph in his No. 6 singles match, and alongside Josh Simon ‘27, orchestrated an emphatic 8-0 shutout at No. 3 doubles. Simon displayed remarkable resilience, clinching victory in his No. 5 singles match with a thrilling third-set super tiebreaker. Not to be outdone, brothers Sebastian Meyer ‘27 and Syver-August Meyer ‘27, along with Owen Dyer ‘27, etched their names in Muhlenberg’s books by having wins in both singles and doubles during their inaugural collegiate matches. Sebastian Meyer, a promising newcomer, particularly shined as he secured victory in straight sets at the prestigious No. 1 singles position, matching a formidable three-time All-MAC Freedom player from DeSales. This electrifying performance by the young Mules marks the beginning of an exciting tennis season filled with boundless potential and enthusiasm.
“We practice six days a week for at least two hours. During these practices, our coach gives us tactics and strategies to work on that we can utilize in our actual matches,” Simon stated. It is undeniable that the team’s relentless hours of work are paying off.
Tamarkin voiced that the team wants to “continue to be consistent in practices and apply this to future matches and [overall] keep getting more wins on the board.” It’s safe to say we are all looking forward to the doubleheader at home against Pennsylvania State University and Albright this upcoming Saturday, Sept. 23. Hope to see you all there, Go MULES!