Women’s tennis makes impressive comeback

March 16, 2018

This past Saturday the No. 19 ranked women’s tennis team took on No. 25 ranked Wellesley College at Wellesley. The women’s team made an impressive comeback in the match, winning the final three games to take home a 6-3 victory over their opponent.

The Judges dropped the first match of the day with pair Olivia Leavitt ’19 and Haley Cohen ’18 losing to Wellesley at the number one spot of doubles play. However, the Judges went on to take the next two doubles matches, to finish doubles play for the day at 2-1. Keren Khromchenko ’19 and Lauren Bertsch ’21 earned the Judges’ first win of the day in the No. 2 doubles spot with an 8-4 victory over a pair of first years from Wellesley. In the No. 3 spot for doubles action, Michele Lehat ’19 and Rachel Zubrinsky ‘21 beat their Wellesley opponent 8-5.

In singles play, the number one and three spots struggled against their opponents. Cohen dropped her match at the No. 1 spot, 3-6, 4-6, while Leavitt lost at No. 3. Leavitt lost the first set 2-6, before coming back strong in the second set with a 6-2 victory over her opponent. However, Leavitt couldn’t secure the win, losing 2-6 in the third set. Khromchenko was the Judges only victory in the top three seeded spots, crushing her opponent 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2.

Brandeis swept the final three singles matches of the day to earn their 6-3 win over Wellesley. In the No. 4 spot, Bertsch earned a 6-1, 6-3 victory, while Lehat took the No. 5 spot by scores of 6-3, 6-0 to secure their victory over Wellesley. First year Zubrinsky topped off the day with a close win at No. 6. Zubrinsky barely won the first set, 7-6, before readily defeating her opponent 6-3 in the second set to win the best of 3 match.

The Judges improve their record to 5-2 overall. The women’s tennis team heads into a two week break before playing against on Saturday, March 24. Brandeis will host Trinity College of Hartford, CT at 2 p.m.

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