Men's Tennis

2016-17 RECORD: 11-2; NESCAC: 0-0; NR: 15 NCAA NATIONAL TITLES: 2 (2011, '14) NESCAC TITLES: 6 (1990-92, 2011-12, '14)

No. 15 Men's Tennis Sweeps Oglethorpe, 9-0, Falls To No. 1 Emory, 5-4

No. 15 Men's Tennis Sweeps Oglethorpe, 9-0, Falls To No. 1 Emory, 5-4

ATLANTA, Ga. – The No. 15 Amherst College men's tennis team closed out its Spring Break trip Saturday afternoon, defeating Oglethorpe, 9-0, before falling to top-ranked Emory, 5-4 in a hard fought battle.

With the split, Amherst moves to 11-1 on the year. 

OGLETHORPE HIGHLIGHTS: Amherst 9, Oglethorpe 0

  • In singles play, Jesse Levitin edged Rhys Richardson, 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-4) on the first court, while Chris Paradis downed Dustin Bowie, 6-1, 6-3 in the second position.
  • Sam Silver upended Richard Johnson, 6-3, 6-1, while Justin Sun and Cameron Raglin added 6-0, 1-6, 1-0 (10-8) and 6-4, 6-3 victories, respectively.
  • Oliver Kendall closed out singles competition with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Matthew Magee.
  • At the top of the ladder, doubles duo Jon Heidenberg and Silver bested Richardson and Johnson, 8-2.
  • Levitin and Sun defeated Bowie/Jacob Bertram, 8-2 while Paradis and Raglin secured the sweep with an 8-3 against Zoe Raymond/Michael Santaloci.

EMORY HIGHLIGHTS: Amherst 4, Emory 5

  • A 2-1 edge in favor of the Eagles in doubles play proved to be the difference maker as Amherst and Emory split singles action, 3-3.
  • The tandem of Anton Zykov and Oscar Burney claimed the Purple & White's sole doubles win as they defeated Scott Rubinstein and James Spaulding in a thrilling 9-8 match. 
  • Amherst's singles victories came on the third, fourth, and fifth court as Josh Marchalik edged Adrien Bouchet, 6-4, 6-3 in the third position.
  • In the No. 4 spot, Jayson Fung logged a 6-3, 7-6 win against Spaulding, while Gabe Owens bested Alec Josepher, 6-4, 6-2.

UP NEXT

  • Amherst returns to the Northeast following its Spring Break trip and is set to travel to Cambridge, Mass. on Saturday, March 15 to face Harvard and No. 32 Brandeis at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively.