Tennis teams serve up success this season
This week the Brandeis men’s tennis team defeated the Tufts University Jumbos at the Natick Racquet Club. In addition, the University women’s team played and lost to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology team at home this Saturday.
Judges 7, Jumbos 2
This meet is the men’s sixth win this season, bringing them to an overall record of 6–1 after defeating the Jumbos.
In doubles, the Judges earned two victories with duos David Aizenberg ’20 and Anupreeth Coramutla ’21 as well as Jeffrey Chen ’22 and Adam Tzeng ’22. Both groups won 8–6 in their matches. The third double of the day was played by Colt Tegtmeier ’22 and Tyler Ng ’19, who were beaten by their opponents 7–8.
In singles, the Judges served their opponents in five of the six matches. In these matches, Aizenberg dropped the first match, but the Judges responded with wins by Coramutla, Tzeng, Nikhil Das ’21, Chen and Rahan Vohra ’21. The team is now on a three-match winning streak and is looking forward to next week’s match against the Rochester Institute of Technology next Friday.
In an interview with the Justice, team member Benjamin Wolfe ’20 explained, “The team is set on making an national tournament appearance and winning the UAA tournament. Personally, I am excited to see the team grow together and win together. We’ve got an amazing group of guys with the best team culture I’ve ever been a part of.”
Judges 4, Beavers 5
This meet is the women’s third loss at Gosman Sports and Convocation Center this season, bringing their overall record to 3–3. The team is looking forward to next week’s match against Middlebury College next Saturday.
In doubles, the Judges finished strong with wins in two of the three matches they participated in. The first win came from duo Sophia He ’19 and Ana Hatfield ’22 with an 8–1 victory. In the second double, MIT fought back against Keren Khromchenko ’19 and Diana Dehterevich ’20. The Judges clinched the last doubles victory as Lauren Bertsch ’21 and Olivia Leavitt ’19 earned an 8–6 victory.
In singles, Leavitt was defeated, but the Judges came back with Khromchenko’s 6–3, 6–1 win for the Judges. MIT then defeated Dehterevich in three sets with scores of 6–2, 3–6 and 4–6. Rather than discouraging the Judges, these defeats woke them up. Bertsch reclaimed the lead with a 6–2, 6–2 victory. MIT evened the score by defeating He 1–6, 4–6. The Judges did not recover in the last meet, as Michele Lehat ’19 was defeated 6–7 and 2–6.
Wolfe elaborated, “Brandeis athletics have improved so much in my time at Brandeis, and it’s been amazing to be a part of. The improvement is in part due to Brandeis students who support these teams. For the few home matches we have, it would be amazing to see as many people as possible come to support us as we attempt to reach our goal of making nationals this year.”