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Men’s and women’s tennis teams play against five other schools

Since our last publication, the Brandeis men’s and women’s tennis teams concluded their March games and began their April competitions. The men’s tennis team won three of their four games, as they won against the University of Rochester (URochester), Skidmore University, and New York University (NYU). Their only loss was in their competition against Babson College. The women’s tennis team collected one win from their five competitions, which was against URochester. 

On Wednesday, March 22, the women’s tennis team hosted #4 Wesleyan University (Conn.). The competition ended with the Judges falling 9-0 to the Cardinals. Wesleyan possessed a 3-0 lead after singles. They also won matches #2 and #3. In the singles matches, the Cardinals won #3 with a 6-1, 6-1 win. They also won #6 with a 6-2, 6-1 win. The Judges won three games four of the five following matches. 

On Sunday, March 25, the Judges hosted the University of Rochester men’s and women’s tennis team in an in-conference competition. The men started the day off strong, winning 8-1. Their success was the result of sweeping URochester in all of the doubles matches, and winning #1 through #5 in singles as they only lost #6. To follow, Dylan Walters ’23, Simon Kauppila ’23, Alex Merson ’26, and Aaron Basye ’23 won #1, #3, #4, and #5 in straight sets. 

Later that day, the women’s tennis team followed suit and won against URochester 7-2. Their wins resulted from a complete sweep of the doubles matches, and four captured wins of the six singles matches; #2, #3, #4, and #6. Phoebe Tamaoki ’26, Anastasia Sia ’24, and Ella Chase ’26 won matches #2 through #4 in straight matches.

On Sunday, March 26, the men’s tennis team faced off against Skidmore University at home. The #24 Brandeis Judges won 7-2 against the #30 Skidmore Thoroughbreds. The Judges swept the Throughbreds in the doubles matches. The Judges’ men’s first doubles team, Dylan Walters ’24 and Tommy Harrison ’26, won their match 8-4. The second team, Simon Kauppila ’23 and Hunter Levine ’23, won their match 8-7. The men’s team also won the #1, #3, #5, and #6 singles matches. 

On the same day, Brandeis’ women’s tennis team travellied to New York and faced off against Skidmore’s women’s tennis team. In this matchup, the #31 Thoroughbreds narrowly beat the #19 Judges. The Judges won two out of three of the doubles matches, as Bhakti Parwani ’25 and Rebecca Suarez ’26 won their match 8-3 and Nancy Zhang ’26 and Ella Chase ’26 won their match 8-6. The Judges also won two out of six of the singles matches, with Suarez winning her match 4-6, 7-6, 7-6 and Phoebe Tamaoki ’26 winning her match 6-2, 1-6, 6-2.

A few days later, Brandeis’ men’s and women’s tennis team played against Babson College at home. On March 30, the women’s team faced off against the Babson Beavers and lost 5-4. The #27 Judges one won doubles match against the #18 Beavers, as Zhang and Chase won their #2 match 8-6. The Judges also won 3 singles matches, with Zhang winning her match 6-4, 6-4, Anastasia Sia ’25 winning her match 6-0, 7-6 (7-4), and Chase winning hers 6-4, 6-4.

On March 31, the #31 Judges’ men’s team lost 7-2 against the #26 Beavers. The Judges won a doubles match, with Chen Liang ’24 and Merson fighting for an 8-2 win in the #3 match. Brandeis also won one more singles match, as Hunter Levine won 6-3, 7-5 in the #6 match.

On Sunday, April 2, the men’s and women’s tennis teams faced the NYU Violets in New York. The men’s team won 6-3 against NYU and collected another University Athletic Association (UAA) win. The Judges started the day off strong having swept all of their doubles matches. In singles, the Judges won #1, #2, and #3, having split the singles matches with NYU. 

On that same day, the women’s tennis team fell 3-6 against the NYU Violets. The Violets swept the doubles matches and won half of the singles matches. The Judges collected wins in matches #1, #3, and #5 of the singles matches.

The Judges followed these five competitions with another four competitions, which are later covered in the sports section.

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