The Emerson Men's Tennis team was ranked ninth in the NEWMAC Preseason Coaches' poll. The poll is led by the MIT Engineers who received six of seven first place votes. Following the Engineers is the Babson Beavers, who received one first place vote. The Coast Guard Academy Bears and Springfield College Pride rank third and fourth respectively. Tied for fifth are the Cougars of Clark University and the Lyons of Wheaton College. Emerson finds itself in seventh place.
In 2017, the Lions went 3-8 and 0-6 in NEWMAC paly. They will look to rebound and improve when their new season starts on March 5th when they take on Oglethorpe. Their NEWMAC schedule starts on April 4th against Clark University.