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Men’s tennis takes two

By Sarah Jousset

Section: Sports

April 1, 2016

This past Saturday, March 26, 28th-ranked Brandeis University men’s tennis team took on the United States Coast Guard Academy, winning 8-1. The win improved the Judges’ record to 4-3 this season.

The Judges swept their opponent in doubles action. Eric Goldberg ’18 and Zach Cihlar ’19 opened play with an 8-2 win at number three, while Michael Arguello ’17 and Jeff Cherkin ’17 won in the top spot, 8-3. Danny Lubarsky ’16 and Brian Granoff ’17 closed doubles for the Judges in the number two spot with a 8-5 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Judges dominated in singles action as well, taking wins in the top five spots. Rookie Tyler Ng ’19 battled for his victory in the number five spot going 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. Lubarsky secured a quick win for the Judges at the number four spot with 6-0, 6-0 victories. Arguello secured another quick win for the Judges at the number three spot, winning 6-0, 6-1. Granoff won 6-7, 6-1, 6-2 in the number two spot, while Ryan Bunis ’17 earned his first win of his career in the number one spot with scores of 6-4, 6-2.

The Judges continued play Wednesday against Babson, beating Babson 6-3 away.

The Judges took two out of three games from Babson, snatching wins in the number two and three spots. In the number two spot Lubarsky and Granoff beat their opponents 8-3, while Goldberg and Cihlar won in the number three spot 8-1.

In singles action, the men’s team took four out of six matches. Granoff battled in the number two spot for the win with scores of 6-3, 1-6, 10-8. Ng secured a win for the judges in just two matches, winning 6-3, 6-1 in the number four spot. The Judges also took the number five and six spots, with Lubarsky beating his opponent 6-0, 6-2 and Cherkin winning 6-1, 6-2.

The Judges dropped matches in the number one and three spot against Babson as Bunis lost in a close game in the number one spot. Arguello went all three matches with his opponent in the number three spot, beating his opponent in the first game 6-4 before losing the next two.

The Judges are back in action this Sunday, April 3 against Bates at 11 a.m. at home, but the game will be delayed to 12 p.m. if moved indoors due to weather. The women’s tennis team has two home meets this weekend as they will participate in the Nor’Easter Bowl. On Friday, April 1 the women’s team will face Christopher Newport University at 3 p.m., and Saturday they face Amherst College at 11 a.m. The Judges will finish the tournament Sunday, facing St. Lawrence at 9 a.m.

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