The Brandeis men’s and women’s tennis teams have many matches ahead of them and many chances to rank well in University Athletic Association Standings. The men, currently posting an overall score of 5–1, have defeated the California Institute of Technology Beavers, Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens, the University of Redlands Bulldogs and the Bryant University Bulldogs. The women, on the other hand, posting 2–2, have defeated the Beavers and the University of Redlands Bulldogs this season. 

Men’s Team

So far, the men’s team has completed six matches this season and has served many opponents. The Judges’ first match was on Feb. 18 against the California Institute of Technology Beavers. This season opener’s victory was tightened by the strong doubles matches played by duo Rajan Vohra ’21 and Tyler Ng ’19, scoring 8–6, as well as Jeffrey Chen ’22 and Adam Tzeng ’22, scoring 8–4. The final duo of the day was David Aizenberg ’20 and Anupreeth Coramutla ’21, who defeated their opponents from a 7–4 tie and won the match 8–7. The success of the doubles was critical, as the Judges had been defeated in four of six singles matches.

Their next match occured on Feb. 19 against Pomona-Pitzer. This match, the Sagehens won two of three doubles. The Judges continued to fight back against their opponents until the end, where the Judges were victorious. 

The third match of the season, the Judges crushed the University of Redlands Bulldogs. The Judges won the first three singles matches in straight sets and swept the day’s doubles matches. 

The next meet occured Feb. 23 ,when the Judges faced the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  intercollegiate team. The men’s team suffered its first loss of the season with a score of 8–1. The single point of the meet came from the doubles’ match, where the duo Tzeng and Chen pulled out a victory of 8–6. 

This past Saturday, the Judges defeated the Bryant University Bulldogs. The team defeated their opponents in four of six doubles matches. Ng and Colt Tegtmeier ’22 ended with their first victory of the season together. In addition, Aizenburg and Coramutla won their match 6–4. 

On Sunday, the Judges faced Bates College, a game which ended in victory for the Judges. In doubles, Aizenberg and Coramutla won 8–5 against their opponents. Also in doubles, Tzeng and Tegtmeier won 8–5. The final doubles team, Tzeng and Chen, crushed their opponents, ending with a score of 8–2. The team was also very successful with singles in the matches. Overall, the Judges beat Bates College 7–2. 

Women’s Team

So far this season, the Judges have played six matches and won two of them. The first match of the season against Bates College occurred on Feb. 2. The Judges swept the doubles but did not do as well in singles. This match was played following Division I guidelines, meaning the three doubles matches counted for only one point each. Brandeis’ lone win of the day came from Michele Lehat ’19, who won in three sets. Team Member Keren Kromchenko ’19 went to a third set in order to break a tie, which she ultimately lost. 

The next game against the Caltech Beavers resulted in an 8–1 win for the Judges. The Judges barely defeated Caltech in the first two doubles matches. Olivia Leavitt ’19 and Ana Hatfield ’22 ended up winning with a score of  8–6. Khromchenko and Diana Dehterevich ’20 also pulled out a win.

In the third game of the season, the Judges faced and defeated the University of Redlands Bulldogs. The first two doubles match victories were split by both competitors. However, in singles, the Judges won the first five matches in straight sets.

On Feb. 23, the Judges fell to the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps intercollegiate team. In doubles, Brandeis picked up its win at #3, where senior Sophia He ’19 and rookie Ana Hatfield ’22 earned an 8–5 victory. Aside from this win, the Judges were defeated by their opponents.

This past Sunday, the Judges defeated Bates College 8–1. The Judges have many more games this season with the opportunity to increase their UAA standings.