Judges nearly sweep all three weekend matches
The Brandeis men’s and women’s tennis teams had an absolutely dominant weekend, going a combined 23-1 in games against Trinity College and Colby Sawyer College.
Judges 9, Colby Sawyer College 0
On Friday, the men’s team hosted Colby Sawyer College and made quick work of them, winning 9-0. Jackson Kogan ’19 and Tyler Ng ’19 opened with an 8-1 doubles victory over Matt Burke and Ross Kenney of Colby Sawyer. This win was followed by Nikhil Das ’21 and Rajan Vohra ’21 taking an 8-3 decision of their own over Andrew Peloquin and Alex Wright of Colby Sawyer. In the last doubles match of the afternoon, David Aizenberg ’20 and Anupreeth Coramutla ’21 fell behind 7-2 to Gustav Jigrup and Nick Mathieu of Colby Sawyer, but the teammates rallied to win the last six games of the match, winning 8-7. Kogan, Ng and Aizenberg, along with Ben Wolfe ’20, Ethan Saal ’19 and Zach Cihlar ’19 all had singles wins, completing the sweep.
Judges 6, Trinity College 0
On Saturday, the Judges hosted Trinity College, where they continued their dominant ways. The day opened with the same doubles teams. Aizenberg and Coramutla took the first match 8-4 over Rex Glickman and Courtland Boyle of Trinity. Das and Vohra followed them up by winning 8-5 against the Trinity doubles team of Chris Bilicic and Granville Kaynor. The last men’s doubles match of the day saw Kogan and Ng win 8-6 over Kyle Scheffers and Chris Caskin. There was only enough time for three of the usual six singles games, and the judges made each one count. Vohra had no problem with Caskin of Trinity College, winning every point of both sets en route to a combined 12-0 dominant win. Aizenberg was similarly successful against Scheffers, winning with ease. Kogan’s single game was the only blemish in an otherwise perfect weekend for the Brandeis men’s team. Kogan and Glickman exchanged 6-3 wins in the first two sets, leading to a third superset. It took a marathon super tiebreaker for Kogan to finally win the third set 13-11.
Judges 8, Trinity College 1
The women’s team continued the domination displayed by Brandeis tennis this weekend, defeating Trinity College 8-1 in their home opener. Lauren Bertsch ’21 and Keren Khromchenko ’19 opened up the scoring, defeating Krista Jiranek and Jillian Winer of Trinity 8-3. Michele Lehat ’19 and Rachel Zubrinsky ’21 followed this up with an 8-5 win of their own against Emily Curtis and Jane Weber. Haley Cohen ’18 and Olivia Leavitt ’19 capped the doubles domination off with an 8-6 win against Vanja Babunski and Julia Brogan of Trinity. In singles action, Trinity got its only point of the weekend when Babunki defeated Cohen 6-2, 6-4, but she was avenged by her other five singles teammates. Bertsch, Khromchenko, Lehat, Zubrinksy and Leavitt all won their respective singles matches.
Both the men’s and women’s teams continue to be nationally recognized for their success, with both teams ranked nationally against other Division III schools — 19th and 20th respectfully. The men’s team will continue their season on Thursday when they take on Babson College. The women will have to wait until Saturday to try their hand against crosstown rival Tufts University.