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Men’s and women’s tennis fall on the road

This past weekend, the eighth ranked Judges men’s tennis team competed against Division I Bryant University Bulldogs on the road, losing 2-5 and moving to 2-3 on the season. 

In doubles action, the Judges were able to come up with a win in No. 1 doubles as David Aizenberg ’20 and Anupreeth Coramutla ’21 won 6-3 over Guidi Argentini and Trent Massam. Bryant won both matches in No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. The duo of Raja Vohra ’21 and Colt Tegtmeier ’22 lost to Grant Pertile and Alexander Schou 2-6 in No. 2 doubles. In No. 3 doubles, Nikhil Das ’21 and rookie Simon Kauppila ’23, fell 2-6 to Andrew Corrado and Nick Lorenz. 

In No. 1 singles, Aizenberg lost in straight sets, 2-6, 1-6 to Argentini of Bryant. In No. 2 singles, Coramutla was able to continue his strong day with a win over Massam 6-3, 6-4. Vohra was defeated by Schou 4-6, 4-6 at No. 3 singles. Das gave the Judges their second singles win of the day, coming back after a set down, defeating Teague Burger 1-6, 7-5, 6-4, at No. 4 singles. Nico Ramirez ’22 nearly made a comeback to force a third set against Nick Lorenz at No. 5 singles, pushing Lorenz to a tiebreaker in the second set. Lorenz was ultimately victorious, defeating Ramirez 1-6, 6-7. In No. 6 singles, Tegtmeier held an early lead after the first set, but couldn’t hold off Pertile, losing 7-5, 4-6, 4-6. 

The Judges were set to return to action on March 15 to face third-ranked Middlebury College on the road. However, due to COVID-19, Middlebury College has suspended all spring sports.  

The Brandeis Judges women’s tennis team also traveled this past weekend to face the Wellesley College Blues. The #20 ranked Judges lost 6-3, now moving to 1-5 on the season. 

In doubles action, the Judges won two of the three matches, jumping to an early lead in the dual match. In No. 1 doubles, the duo of Lauren Bertsch ’21 and Ana Hatfield ’22 defeated Selina Peng and Libby Chang of Wellesley 8-6. At No. 2 doubles, the team of Rachel Zubrinsky ’21 and Isabel Cepeda ’21 also defeated Michaela Markwart and Michelle Chen 8-6. Lastly, in No. 3 doubles, the underclassmen team of Summer Quinn ’22 and Grace Wang ’23 could not hold off Cinji Lee and Korina Hernandez for the doubles sweep, losing 2-8. 

After a slow start for the Blues in doubles, Wellesley dominated in singles, losing just one match. Bertsch, in No. 1 singles, gave the Judges their sole singles victory of the day, holding off Markwart in three sets, 6-1, 2-6, 7-5. In No. 2 singles, Hatfield was able to win the first set and an early break, but ultimately lost in three sets to Chang 6-2, 4-6, 5-7. Zubrinsky, at No. 3 singles, forced a tiebreak in the first set, but was defeated by Chen 6-7(2), 0-6. In No. 4 singles, Cepeda lost to Peng in straight sets, 0-6, 2-6. Dana Feng double bageled Wang at No. 5 singles, winning 0-6, 0-6. Lastly, in No. 6 singles, Quinn lost 3-6, 1-6 to Korina Hernandez. 

The Judges are set to host the Endicott College Seagulls on Friday, March 13. 

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