No. 3 Jeffs Roll Past Bates, 9-0

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LEWISTON, Maine – The third-ranked Amherst men's tennis team extended its win streak to 11 matches with a 9-0 sweep of NESCAC rival Bates College.

Improving to 23-2 (2-0 NESCAC) on the season, the Jeffs shut out an opponent for the ninth time in their last 11 outings. Bates fell to 4-7 (1-2 NESCAC) with the loss.

Headlining Amherst's doubles pairings, Joey Fritz '14 and Justin Reindel '14 earned an 8-5 decision over Timmy Berg '14 and Pierre Planche '15. Andrew Yaraghi '16 and Aaron Revzin '16 turned away Ben Bogard '14 and Peter Yanofsky '14, 8-3, while Michael Solimano '16 and Chris Dale '14 defeated Eric Ruta '14 and Christopher Ellis '17, 8-3.

Dropping the first set of his No. 1 singles match against Berg (7-5), Fritz took the final two frames by scores of 6-2 and 10-7. Dale also surrendered the first set of his second singles showdown against Planche (6-3) before rallying with a pair of 7-6 and 10-6 victories.

Solimano got the best of Ellis at third singles, 6-3, 6-4, while Anton Zykov '17 dispatched of Brent Feldman '17, 7-5, 6-0. Yaraghi notched a 6-0, 6-2 triumph over Henry Lee '15, while Revzin held his own at the bottom of the order by way of a 6-4, 6-3 win over Patrick Ordway '17.

Amherst returns to action on Sunday, Apr. 13 against No. 12 Bowdoin.

NO. 3 AMHERST 9, BATES 0
Doubles
1. Fritz/Reindel (A) def. Berg/Planche (B), 8-5
2. Yaraghi/Revzin (A) def. Yanofsky/Bogard (B), 8-3
3. Solimano/Dale (A) def. Ruta/Ellis (B), 8-3
Singles
1. Fritz (A) def. Berg (B), 5-7, 6-2, 10-7
2. Dale (A) def. Planche (B), 3-6, 7-6, 10-6
3. Solimano (A) def. Ellis (B), 6-3, 6-4
4. Zykov (A) def. Feldman (B), 7-5, 6-0
5. Yaraghi (A) def. Lee (B), 6-0, 6-2
6. Reindel (A) def. Ordway (B), 6-4, 6-3