Men’s tennis defeats RPI, 5-3

March 16, 2018

The number 20 ranked Brandeis men’s tennis team took on the undefeated Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Engineers this past Friday at home. The Judges served the Engineers their first loss of the season, beating them 5-3 to improve their own record to 5-1 so far this season.

Brandeis dominated doubles action, taking two of three matches from RPI. Pair David Aizenberg ’20 and Anupreeth Coramutla ’21 won in a tiebreak 7-3 in the No. 1 spot. Tyler Ng ’19 and Ben Wolfe ’20 beat out their opponent in the No. 2 spot by 8-6. The No. 3 spot saw fierce competition between RPI and Brandeis as well, with pair Nikhil Das ’21 and Rajan Vohra ’21 losing to RPI in a tiebreak.

In singles action, Aizenberg dropped the No. 1 slot 5-7, 4-6, while Ng suffered a loss after two tiebreakers, winning the first set 12-10 before losing the next two sets in tiebreaks by scores of 7-9, 6-10 at No. 4. However, the Judges picked up the three singles matches. At No. 2, Coramutla earned the win in three sets, with the second set ending in a tiebreak. Vohra earned an easy victory in the No. 3 spot, with a two set win by scores of 6-0, 6-1. Das won in the No. 5 spot with a three set victory over his opponent. Das won the first set, 6-2, before losing 2-6 in the second set. However, he pulled through in the third set with a 7-5 win to take the match. In the final singles spot, Wolfe’s match went unfinished as the Judges had already secured a win.

The Brandeis men’s tennis team is back in action this Saturday against the 3rd ranked Middlebury College at Natick Racquet Club at 4 p.m. The Judges will go into Saturday with a 5-1 overall season record.

Editor’s Note: David Aizenberg is a writer for the sports section of The Hoot.

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