Drew’s men’s and women’s tennis teams gave their seniors a memorable send-off by rocketing to victory during their Senior Day match. The men’s team finished regular season play undefeated for the third consecutive season. The women’s team secured the top seed for the upcoming Landmark Conference Championships for the second consecutive season.
The results came after a resounding victory for both teams against Elizabethtown College on Saturday, April 15. The men swept the Blue Jays with a score of 9-0, while the women soared to an 8-1 finish.
Leading the way for the Rangers on the men’s side were Leo Ambrogio (‘23) and Bret Schuler (‘23) as the No. 1 doubles pairing, while Dan Blumenthal (‘23) and Sergey Kravchenko (‘25) contributed a doubles win as the No. 2 spot.
The Rangers remained unmatched during the singles matches, with Ambrogio and Shivi Perera (‘26) leading the way by toppling their opponents in the No. 1 and No. 2 matches, respectively.
“The season is going very well. We’re very, very excited for our upcoming conference playoffs, which will be at home,” Kravchenko said when asked about the team’s performance throughout the season.
On the women’s side, the Rangers kicked off the match against Elizabethtown by sweeping all three doubles matches.
The women’s team was led by Mary Kalorin (‘25) and Sofiya Lebedeva (‘26) at No. 1 for the doubles matches and Sanne Bloemendaal (‘23) and Danielle DelRosso (‘23) at No. 2.
Drew went on to secure wins in the top five singles matches as well, only surrendering one match to the Blue Jays as Michelle Lombardi (‘24) was narrowly beat out in a close third set during her match.
The Rangers finish out their regular season play this week before moving into the semifinals and finals of the Landmark Conference Championships next week.
“The potential final will be on one of the best days probably of the whole school year… So, it’s a great opportunity to come and enjoy a tennis match and support school… The crowd will be the key factor of our performance on that day, and we are very excited to see a lot of people, and just have a great support,” Kravchenko said.
The men’s tennis team has won 16 Landmark Conference titles over the course of its history, with the last one being in 2021, while the women’s team has won two titles, the last of which was in the 2022 season.
This coming week, the men’s semi-finals will be Tuesday, April 25 and the championship will be Saturday, April 29. The women’s team semi-finals will be Wednesday, April 26 and the championship will be Saturday, April 29.
Charlotte Wells is a junior majoring in English and French and minoring in humanities.