Brandeis Tennis team serves up a strong season.
The Men’s tennis team improves to 7 – 3 after facing off against the University of Rochester.
The Brandeis Men’s Tennis team are currently 4 – 1 at home for the season and 7 – 3 overall. According to Brandeis athletics website, the team, currently consisting of 10 players, recently won against the University of Rochester on April 19, after falling to Denison University the day before.
Judges 6, Colby 3
On Sunday, March 13, the Judges, then ranked ninth in the NCAA Division III, defeated Colby College, who were then ranked 19th. That day, the Judges lost one of their three doubles matches. Jeffery Chen ’22 and Adam Tzeng ’22 defeated their opponents in doubles 8 – 3, and Colin Fox ’25 and Dylan Walters ’24 also defeated their opponents in doubles 8 – 7. In singles, the Judges went four for six. As a result, the Judges improved to 6 – 2.
Judges 4, Denison 5
On Friday, March 18, the Judges fell to their Denison University opponents. The Judges started strong when Chen and Tzeng defeated their opponents in doubles 8 – 2, and Colin Fox ’25 and Dylan Walters ’24 also defeated their opponents in doubles 8 – 2. Finally, Colt Tegtmeier ’22 and Simon Kauppila ’23 defeated their opponents in doubles 8 – 6. Despite the Judges’ strong start, Denison came back from behind which resulted in a loss for the Judges. This match dropped the Judges to 6 – 3 and raised Denison to 7 – 1 overall this season.
Judges 7, Rochester 2
On Saturday, March 19, the Judges defeated the University of Rochester 7 – 2. The team won all three doubles matches played by Chen and Tzeng, Hunter Levine ’23 and Walters, and Aryan Nijhawan ’25 and Tegtmeier, ending with 8 – 4, 8 – 4, and 8 – 1 respectively. In singles, the Judges went four for six. As a result, the Judges improved to 7 – 2, where they will remain until next Sunday.
This year, the team is led by head Coach Pauri Pandian and assistant coach Christo Schultz. Pandian graduated from Wesleyan University in 2008 and returned to Brandeis after some time as head coach for the Wheaton College Tennis team. Prior to Wheaton College, Pandian was the assistant coach to the Brandeis tennis team under then head coach Ben Lamanna from 2011 to 2015. Schultz graduated from Harvard University in 2015 and came to Brandeis after three years as the assistant coach for the Tufts University Tennis team. The captains this year are seniors Tegtmeier and Chen.
The Judges are next scheduled to face the Tufts University Jumbos on Saturday, April 2, and the New York University Bobcats on Sunday, April 3.