PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The top-ranked Amherst College men's tennis team closed its weekend with an 8-1 win over Carnegie Mellon University Sunday afternoon. The Lord Jeffs will wrap up their fall season on Saturday, Oct. 15 when they travel to take on MIT.
Amherst (2-0) won all six singles matches and took two of three doubles points, while Carnegie Mellon (2-1) earned an 8-3 victory in the third doubles matchup. Joey Fritz '14 (Cincinnati, Ohio), Andrew Jung '12 (Battle Creek, Mich.), Chris Dale '14 (Austin, Texas) and Jonathan Cypers '15 (Chappaqua, N.Y.) won convincingly in straight sets for Amherst.
Mark Kahan '13 (Unionville, Conn.) won his first set at No. 2 by a score of 6-1, but Carnegie Mellon's Harsha Rao would come back to take the second set, 6-3. Kahan regrouped and clinched the point with a 10-5 result in the third frame, marking his 20th consecutive singles victory in dual match play. Rounding out the Lord Jeffs in singles action was Wes Waterman '12 (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.), who defeated Jeremy King in the No. 4 slot, 7-6(8), 6-2.
Waterman and Fritz teamed up for an 8-5 win as Amherst's top doubles pair, while Kahan and Dale cruised to an 8-1 victory at No. 2. Carnegie Mellon got its lone point when Rao and Thomas Cooper defeated Cypers and Jung at No. 3, 8-3.
#1 Amherst College def. #17 Carnegie Mellon University, 8-1
1) Wes Waterman/Joey Fritz (A) def. Duke Miller/Will Duncan (C) 8-5
2) Mark Kahan/Chris Dale (A) def. Bryce Beisswanger/Jeremy King (C) 8-1
3) Harsha Rao/Thomas Cooper (C) def. Jonathan Cypers/Andrew Jung (A) 8-3
1) Joey Fritz (A) def. Duke Miller (C) 6-3, 6-1
2) Mark Kahan (A) def. Harsha Rao (C) 6-1, 3-6, 10-5
3) Andrew Jung (A) def. Will Duncan (C) 6-2, 6-4
4) Wes Waterman (A) def. Jeremy King (C) 7-6 (10-8), 6-2
5) Chris Dale (A) def. Thomas Cooper (C) 6-3, 6-2
6) Jonathan Cypers (A) def. Bryce Beisswanger (C) 6-1, 6-3