No one would have blamed the players of Emerson College's women's tennis team if they had folded in their match against Pine Manor College last Wednesday. They were just 1-5 in a season that has come to be defined not by wins and losses, but by the attendance of players.
The Lions had to forfeit two of seven matches for simple lack of people power, as only four players were able to make the match. But instead of giving up, the players decided to make a statement. The Lions won every match they played and, as a result, beat Pine Manor, 5-2.
"It felt so good to win," Head Coach Gary Chafetz said. "You know, you always hear all the sports clich