Men’s tennis finishes fall season with home tournament

October 19, 2018

The Brandeis men’s tennis team joined with the Tufts men’s tennis team to host a joint Tufts-Deis Invitational tournament to close out their fall season.

Being split between the Brandeis and Tufts campuses, the Judges came in ranked first in the ‘A’ doubles, third in the ‘B’ singles and third in the ‘B’ doubles. The men’s team shinned with the doubles performances and only past the first round of play in the singles matches. In the ‘A’ draw, senior Jackson Kogan ’19 and rookie Adam Tzeng ’22 reached the semi-finals by defeating Williams 8-7 (10-8) and Bowdoin 8-5 in the first two rounds of the tournament. The duo fell to the fourth seat Amherst 8-7 in the semis.

In the ‘B’ draw, the unseated sophomores Anupreeth Coramutla and Colt Tegtmeier made it to the semis as well. They defeated Williams in the opening round, 8-5. They went on to upset top-seeded Middlebury in the quarterfinals with another 8-5 score. They feel in the semi-finals to Amherst with a score of 8-7.

In the singles play, the Judges had two players who made the quarterfinals. Third-seeded Kogan defeated Tufts with a score of 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of play. Then defeated his opponent from Wesleyan 6-4, 7-5 in the second round. In the quarterfinals, Kogan played a third-set super-tiebreaker to Amherst, but feel with final scores of 6-7, 6-2, and 10-5. Senior Tyler Ng competed in the other half of the draw and beat MIT 6-4, 6-2 and Williams with final scores of 6-2, 6-4 before falling in the quarterfinals against Amherst 7-6, 6-1.

Third seeded Kogan topped Tufts with a victory of 6-3, 6-4 in the first round and defeated Wesleyan in the second round 6-4, 7-5. Kogan took his opponent from Amherst 6-7, 62, 10-5. In the second half of the draw senior Tyler Ng defeated MIT 6-4, 6-2 and Williams 6-2, 6-4 before falling in the quarterfinals match to Amherst 7-6, 6-1. Tzeng and sophomore Rajan Vohra each won their first matches to upset against seated players. Tzeng upseated the fourth seat winning 1-6, 6-0, 10-5. Vohra upseated the seventh-seeded Middlebury, 6-2, 6-2. Unfortunately, none of the Judges advanced past the first matches.

The men’s tennis team returns to the courts in February with their annual spring trip to California.


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