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Brandeis Tennis dominates at home

Brandeis Tennis dominates at home

By Sarah Jousset

Section: Sports

April 19, 2015

On Wednesday, April 9, the men’s tennis team defeated Babson at the Rieger Tennis Courts, 9-0. Brandeis went up three to zero after doubles. At No. 3, Ethan Saal ’18 and Eric Goldberg ’18 opened the day’s play with an 8-5 win. The No. 1 and 2 spots each earned comeback wins in close matches against Babson. Jeff Cherkin ’17 and Michael Arguello ’17 trailed 7-6 in the number 1 spot, before coming back and beating their opponent 9-7. In the number 2 spot, Brian Granoff ’17 and Danny Lubarsky ’16 were down 6-5, but won three in a row for a win of 8-6.

Brandeis dominated in singles play as the number 1 and 2 spots crushed their competition. In the number 1 spot, Granoff won 6-0, 6-4, while Arguello won 6-2, 6-1 at the second singles spot. The middle of the lineup saw some closer games with Lubarsky’s win in a tiebreaker with a score of 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) in the number three spot. At No. 4 Alec Siegel ’15, also went into a tiebreaker in the second set, winning with scores of 6-3, 7-6 (7-3). In the Number 5 spot Cherkin earned Brandeis a win at 6-4, 6-2, while Kevin Dupont ’16 won 6-1, 6-4 over his opponent.

Women’s tennis faced off twice at home over break, against Wheaton College and Simmons College.

Brandeis dominated in doubles losing only one game of three doubles matches against Wheaton. At the No. 1 spot Carley Cooke ’15 and Haley Cohen ’18 won 8-1 over Wheaton while both Dylan Schlesinger ’15 and Maya Vasser ’16 and Charlotte Aaron ’18 (editor on The Brandeis Hoot) and Sarita Biswas ’17 and swept the competition 8-0 in the No. 2 and 3 spots.

Cooke and Cohen played in singles matches for Brandeis. Cooke beat her opponent 6-3, 6-3, while Cohen finished out the day with a 6-0, 6-2 win.

In play against Simmons College, Brandeis women’s tennis took an 8-1 victory, dominating in singles, not losing a single set. Vasser won 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 3 spot, while Sarah Chung ’18 contributed a similar win in the No. 6 spot. Cohen, in her first appearance in the No. 1 spot, won 6-3, 6-0. Simone Vandroff ’15 won 6-3, 6-2 in the No. 2 spot. Meanwhile, Aaron won at her highest match this season with a 6-2, 6-4 win in the No. 4 spot. Biswas rounded out the day in the No. 5 spot with a 6-2, 6-2 victory.

The Judges had a 2-1 win in doubles action against Simmons College. In the No. 1 spot, Cohen and Cooke won, 8-1, while Emily Eska ’16 and Danielle Simms ’18 won, 8-1, in the No. 3 spot. Simmons snatched their only win of the day in doubles at the No. 2 spot, with a score of 8-4.

Men’s tennis will finish off their season this Saturday at home against NYU at 2 p.m. Women’s tennis ends their regular season this Saturday at home against NYU, starting at 10 a.m. Both teams leave for the UAA tournament next Wednesday.

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