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Men and women’s tennis finish fall season

By Sarah Jousset

Section: Sports

October 27, 2017

This past weekend the Brandeis men’s tennis team finished their fall season with the Bates Wallach Invitational in Lewiston, Maine.

In doubles action, duo David Aizenberg ’20 and Anupreeth Coramutla ’21 started the tournament seeded second behind a pair from Bowdoin. The Judges pair started the invitational with a close win of 9-7 in the first round against a duo from Tufts. The tournament continued for the Judges with wins against two Bates pairs in the second round and semifinals by scores of 8-1 and 8-4. Aizenberg and Coramutla met a pair from Amherst in the championship round of the invitational. The two edged their opponents out of the Championship to win the whole invitational with a score of 8-6.

The Judges were successful in singles play as well. Aizenberg reached the finals in the singles B draw. He started singles play with a win over his Trinity College opponent in the first round, 6-0, 6-1, finishing the round with a three won matches in a super-tiebreaker. Once he had a first round spot secured, Aizenberg beat his opponent from Colby, 3-6, 6-2, 10-5.

In the quarterfinals, Aizenberg met half of the Amherst duo he also faced in the doubles championship. Aizenberg pulled out a win of 6-7, 6-4, 10-2. In the semifinals, he continued to make the competition interesting beating his Bowdoin opponent in the first set, 6-3, dropping the second set 3-6, and taking the third set 10-6 to secure a spot in the finals. Aizenberg wasn’t able to secure the win losing the competition to his Tufts opponent, 6-4, 6-4.  

In the singles A draw, Jackson Kogan ’19 reached the semifinals representing Brandeis. In the first round of singles play, Kogan beat his Trinity opponent, 6-2, 2-6, 10-4. The second round of play saw Kogan and a player from Bowdoin go 2-6, 6-4, 10-8, with Kogan coming out on top. Kogan lost in the semifinals to the eventual winner from Amherst, 6-4, 6-0.

The women’s tennis team also finished their fall season this past weekend with the Middlebury College Hidden Duals Invitational. In doubles action, Brandeis faced off against Williams, Middlebury and Case Western Reserve University. However, Brandeis’ pairs couldn’t manage to win a match against their opponents from any of the three schools. Brandeis fared only marginally better in singles action against the three schools, with Sabrina Ross Neergaard ’20 taking home the only win for Brandeis of the night. Ross Neergaard defeated her Case Western Reserve opponent by a score of 1-6, 6-2, 10-3.

Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams will gear back up for their spring season in February with their annual trip to California.

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