The Emerson Women's Tennis team was ranked ninth in the NEWMAC Coaches' Preaseason poll. The MIT Engineers topped the poll with eight of nine first place votes. Babson came in second with one first place vote, followed by Wellesley, Mount Holyoke, and Wheaton. Springfield, Clark, Smith, and Emerson rounded out the poll from places six to nine.
The Lions will look to improve ont heir 2017 season which saw them go 6-10 and 0-8 in NEWMAC matches. The Lions will start their season in non-conference play against Oglethorpe and Covenant on March 5th and 6th. The Lions NEWMAC schedule is slated to start on March 27th when they travel to take on the Babson Beavers.