The men’s tennis season started this past weekend against UW-La Crosse, UW-Eau Claire and Bethel College. This is the youngest team Lawrence has fielded in years for tennis, with no seniors on the team at all. Against La Crosse, Lawrence needed some time to adjust to a different surface and the home team took advantage of this. Junior Dan Hertel, playing at two singles, lost a third-set tiebreaker, barely missing out on Lawrence’s first win of the season. The following day, against Eau Claire, newcomer Ryan Dunn made his first impact of the season, teaming with Hertel to win at one doubles match 8-4 and following that up with a singles win at number one 6-0, 6-4. Lawrence fell to Eau Claire 7-2 in the morning. That afternoon, Lawrence finished out their weekend with a tough match against Bethel University. Dunn went to a third-set tiebreaker, falling 9-11 at one singles. Junior Travis Fondow lost his second-set tiebreaker 9-11 at number four singles and all three doubles teams put up a valiant fight in the match. The men’s tennis team has their home opener this Saturday at 9am and noon at the Fox Valley Racquet Club.