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Brandeis tennis continues to move up the national rankings

In their past three and two matches respectively, both the Brandeis men’s and women’s tennis teams were overly victorious, essentially sweeping all of their opponents. The men are ranked No. 10 in the nation, while the women sit at No. 18, both cracking the top 20 in NCAA’s Division III.

Against the Beavers of nearby Babson College, the Judges won the match handily by a score of 8-1. In the doubles category, both duos at the number one and two spots found success. At number one, Anupreeth Coramutla ’21 and David Aizenberg ’20 beat their opponents 8-2, while Jeffrey Chen ’22 and Adam Tzeng ’22 came in hot to defeat Babson 8-0. On the singles side, the Judges swept the Beavers, winning at all spots. At number one, Aizenberg sought a 6-2, 6-2 win while Coramutla finished similarly at the number two spot, defeating his opponent 6-1, 6-2. Tzeng also had an impressive performance at number three, winning 6-1, 6-0. Lastly, Nikhil Das ’21, classmate Rajah Vohra ’21 and Tyler Ng ’19 also were victorious at the fourth, fifth and sixth placements, sealing their success.

Also against Babson, the women swept 6-0, having remarkable showings in both singles and doubles. For doubles, the senior-rookie duo of Olivia Leavitt ’19 and Lauren Bertsch ’22 nailed an 8-4 win over their opponents at the number one spot. At number two, Diana Dehterevich ’20 and Keren Khromchenko ’19 won a close one, sealing the deal with a score of 8-6. Lastly, Ana Hatfield ’22 and partner Sophia He ’19 also won by a margin of 8-6 in the last doubles match. Next in singles, Dehterevich at number one, Leavitt at number two and Khromchenko at number three were victorious, leaving the last three battles unfinished because the Judges had already defeated the Beavers.

The men went on to play a double header against both Wheaton College and Endicott College, sweeping the former by a score of 9-0 and the latter 6-0. Against the Lyons from Wheaton, Chen and Tzeng started the day off with an 8-4 win at number one doubles, followed by Das and Vohra winning 8-6 at number two, and Ben Maffa ’21 and Benjamin Wolfe ’20 coming in at number three with a victory of 8-4. In singles, Nico Ramirez ’22 stole the number four spot, coming out victorious with a win of 6-0, 6-1. At number three, Colt Tegtmeier ’22 earned success with a score of 6-3, 6-4. Lastly, Zach Cihlar ’19, sports editor of The Brandeis Hoot, dominated the number six spot, winning 6-2, 6-2.

Later that afternoon, the Judges swept their opponent again, defeating Endicott College after great showings in both categories. Headlining the doubles action, Tegtmeier and Ng won 8-3 at the number one spot, followed by Maffa and Wolfe who reaped a score of 8-1 at number two, and lastly Ramirez and Cihlar finishing the sweep at number three with a final of 8-1. For singles, the Judges won at all spots, seeing performances form Vohra at number one and following sequentially with Tegtmeier and Maffa. This left the last three matches unfinished, as the Judges were already victorious.

After these matches, the men improve their record to 12-2, while the women improve to 6-4 on the season. Next, the women will take on Wellesley College in Auerbach Arena, while the men will face the Bowdoin Polar Bears at home as well in the upcoming weekend.

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