Tennis sweeps Bates

March 8, 2019

After coming back from California, the Brandeis men’s and women’s tennis teams traveled to Maine for their first regional match and they did not disappoint. The nationally ranked No. 19 women’s team rolled past No. 37 Bates 8-1 and the No. 10 men knocked off No. 23 Bates 7-2. For the women, the doubles matches helped Brandeis take an early lead, sweeping all three matches. Olivia Leavitt ’19 and Lauren Bertsch ’21 started the Judges off with a clean 8-4 win. In the second set, Diana Dehterevich ’20 and Keren Khromchenko ’19 played a close match, which led to a tie breaker. The Judges came out victorious taking the win 8-7 (7-4). In the final doubles match, Sophia He ’19 and Ana Hatfield ’22 finished the sweep with an 8-6 victory.

In the singles matches, started with Dehterevich who fell 7-6, 6-4, but this would be the only loss for the Judges the rest of the day. Leavitt closed out the win in the number two seat with a final score of 6-2 and a close second set at 7-6. Khromchenko played a gripping third seat match in three sets with scores of 7-6 (9-7), 4-6, 6-3 to take home the victory. Bertsch played a dominating match against her opponent in the fourth seat. Beating her with a score of 6-1, 6-1. She pulled out strong in the fifth seat match, overcoming her opponent by a score of 6-4 and 7-5. Michele Lehat ’19 closed out the day only playing one set, since the match was already secured by the Judges and won the set 6-3.

The men had an equally successful match against Bates as the No. 10 Judges dominated the doubles matches and secured 4-6 wins in the singles matches. In the doubles matches, the first seat was played by David Aizenberg ’20 and Anupreeth Coramutla ’21 and earned an 8-5 victory. Adam Tzeng ’22 and Jeffrey Chen’s ’22 match was the first victory for the Judges in competition and won with a score of 8-2. Tyler Ng ’19 and Colt Tegtmeier ’22 earned the third and final doubles win for the Judges with a score of 8-5. In the singles action, Tzeng earned the Judges their first victory in the fourth seat with scores of 6-3, 6-0. In the first seat, Aizenberg fell 6-7, 6-0, 6-1. Coramutla won three straight sets to secure a victory. His final scores were 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. The Judges secured their win with Chen in the number five seat at 6-4, 6-4. Ng finished out the day with with a three-set match, 2-6, 7-6, 10-1.

The men also faced Division I Bryant and won 5-2 as third first match as a top ten team in the nation. The match was played under Division I rules, which meant the doubles matches were played to six with all three combining to count for one point, and no-ad scoring in games. The Judges earned up the double’s match point with a sweep of all three matches. In the first seat, Aizenberg and Coramutla won by a 6-4 decision. Ng and Tegtmeier secured the second seat win with a final score of 6-2. In the number three seat Nikhil Das ’21 and Rajan Vohra ’21 completed the sweep at 6-4. In the singles competition, Bryant won the first three sets in the third and fourth seats, but the Judges came back and took the second. Jeffrey Chen ’22 won his match 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. Ng won in the sixth seat with a 6-4, 6-1 decision to close out the Judges’ scoring for the day.

The men are back in action on Saturday against Tufts at Natick Racquet Club and the women will be back at home against MIT at 12 p.m. on Saturday.

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