Walsh closes in on record

Published: April 21, 2016

Sports Editor

Women’s tennis team member Emily Walsh is closing in on making history, as she is currently one win away from breaking The University’s record for all-time singles victories.

During Sunday’s 6-3 victory over Moravian College, Walsh tied The University’s record, winning three matches 6-0, 4-6 and 6-0, respectively.

Walsh said while tying the record is something to be proud of, she wants to end her career at The University by breaking the record.

“For me, just tying it is an accomplishment in its own right,” Walsh said. “I obviously want to go out and win every match.

It kind of goes hand in hand. Take everything one match at a time, win the next match, break the record.”

The record Walsh is chasing is 47 wins, which is held by Megan Azzalina, who graduated last spring.

Walsh has previously noted how special breaking the record would be, as she has maintained a close relationship with Azzalina.

Walsh, a nursing major, entered the season 12 wins shy of tying the record.

With matches still left in the season, Walsh has put herself in a prime position to make history.

Moving forward, Walsh has a plethora of opportunities to break the current record. The team has four more matches, three of which will be played at the Royal Courts.

The team plays Drew University Saturday, Juniata College Sunday, King’s College April 26 and Elizabethtown College April 30.

Contact the writer: ryan.disdier@scranton.edu

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