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.
- 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.