AMHERST, Mass. – The Mammoths came out strong in their first match of the 2017 NCAA Championships, as the No. 8 Amherst College men's tennis team powered past Yeshiva University, 5-0 Friday morning at the Amherst Tennis Courts in Second Round play.
With the win, Amherst improves to 23-5 on the year, while Yeshiva concludes its 2017 season with an overall mark of 16-2. Amherst returns to action, tomorrow, Saturday, May 13 when they battle archrival Williams beginning at 9 a.m.
- The Mammoths jumped out to a commanding 3-0 lead over Yeshiva, sweeping competition on all three doubles courts.
- Getting the first Amherst point on the board, Gabe Owens '20 and Jesse Levitin '19 bested Avidan and Eitan Rudansky, 8-2 in the third position, while , the tandem of Josh Marchalik '20 and Oscar Burney '20 surged past Lior Brik and Adam Rosemblaum, 8-2 at the top of the ladder.
- Andrew Arnaboldi '17 and Jon Heidenberg '19 wrapped up doubles play with an 8-4 win on the third court against David Papis Elon and Mikey Ozery.
- Burney and Heidenberg lifted the Mammoths to the 5-0 victory in singles action, earning wins on the third and fifth court, respectively.
- Facing off against Ozery, Burney posted set scores of 6-0, 6-2, while Heidenberg notched back-to-back 6-0 set wins to down Daron Greenblatt.
First Court: Josh Marchalik leading David Papis Elon – 6-3, 0-1, unfinished
Second Court: Gabe Owens leading Adam Rosemblaum – 6-3, 1-5, unfinished
Third Court: Jesse Levitin leading Lior Brik – 6-0, 6-0, unfinished
Sixth Court: Andrew Arnaboldi leading Adam Wannon – 6-0, 3-0, unfinished