The Brandeis men’s tennis team competed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) 2021 invitational tournament on Oct. 16 and 17. Brandeis’s Jeffrey Chen ’22 and Adam Tzeng ’22 came back as champions of the tournament.
In the first round, Chen and Tzeng defeated the team from Amherst, with a final score of 8-0. In the second round, they played against MIT, winning 8-4. In the semi-finals, they faced off against another team from MIT, which they also defeated with a score of 8-4. In the final round Chen and Tzeng faced off against a team from Tufts, after a close 8-7 match they had to play a tiebreaker, The tiebreaker, which requires seven points to win, resulted in a win for Chen and Tzeng, with a final score of 7-4.
In the singles division, only Simon Kauppila ’23 and Chen made it through the first round. Kauppila won his first match against Amherst with scores of 6-0 and 6-1. However he then lost to Tufts, with a score of 6-2, 7-5. Chen defeated a player from Tufts, with scores of 7-6, (7-4) and 6-1. However, he then lost to MIT’s player with a score of 6-3, 6-4.
Other teams from Brandeis included Colt Tegtmeier ’22 and Colin Fox ’25, Henter Levine ’23 and Chen Liang ’25. Tegtmeier and Fox won against a team from MIT in the first round, with a score of 8-6. However in the second round, they lost 5-8, not advancing any further in the tournament. Levine and Liang defeated a team from Tufts with a final score of 8-5 in the first round, however lost against a team from Amherst, with a score of 3-8.
This was the last tennis match of the season for the men’s team; the women’s team has already finished. The tennis season will begin again in February.