Abbey Men’s Tennis Wins Conference Championship

Abbey Men’s Tennis Wins Conference Championship
May 16, 2023

Author: The Crusader Staff Writer Charlie Fremaux

The Men’s Tennis team won their second straight Conference Carolinas title. The men now travel to Georgia to face Columbus State University in their first round of regionals, which is scheduled to be played at 9 AM on Friday.

The women’s team won their quarterfinal match on Friday to Barton College, though the ladies fell next round to the Erskine Flying Fleet. 

Looking for an exciting way to support Crusader athletics on the road? The Belmont Abbey men’s and women’s tennis teams are heading to Florence, South Carolina this weekend for the 2023 Conference Carolinas Tennis Championships. This tournament is held at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center from Friday, April 21st and Sunday, April 23rd

Both the men’s and women’s teams wrapped up their regular seasons this weekend with conference wins over Barton College at home on Saturday, completing a six match win streak against conference opponents for both programs. These wins were crucial in providing the teams with optimal seeding in the tournament, giving the women the fourth seed and a first round bye and men the second seed and an automatic bid into the semifinals. Nelson Stafford, a senior on the men’s team, shared his confidence on the team’s ability to succeed in the tournament during an interview, saying, “I believe we have strong momentum heading into the tournament. Acquiring the second seed position in the draw allows us to play two less matches to win the title.” Many members of the Abbey tennis team feel the same and are looking forward to the opportunity to return home as conference champions.

This article was originally posted in the Spring 2023, Issue 3 of The Crusader NewspaperDownload the full issue here.