No. 9 Men's Tennis Takes Opener vs No. 27 Skidmore

No. 9 Men's Tennis Takes Opener vs No. 27 Skidmore

Azusa, Calif. -- The No. 9 Amherst College men's tennis team began their 2018 season in California and collected a quality 7-2 victory over #27 Skidmore College on Sunday afternoon at the Munson and Bavougian Tennis Complex on the campus of Azusa Pacific University.

Amherst (1-0) will face No. 12 Carnegie Mellon today at 4:00 PM in nearby Claremont.

The Mammoths got two victories at doubles and then swept singles matches at #1 and #3-6. 

Sean Wei '21 got his career started with two victories. He was a 6-3, 6-0 winner over Steven Koulouris at first singles, and he paired with Nathan Kaplan '20 to defeat Koulouris and Wynne 8-6 in doubles.

Jayson Fung '20 and Ethan Hillis '21 gave Amherst the advantage after doubles action with an 8-3 win at second doubles, and each of them went on to record singles victories as well.

Kevin Ma '21 breezed to a 6-1, 6-2 win at #5 doubles and Kaplan was also a straight set victor at #4.
Tennis Match Results
Amherst College vs Skidmore College
Mar 11, 2018 at Azusa, CA
(Munson and Bavougian Tennis Complex)
#9 Amherst College 7, #27 Skidmore College 2
Singles competition
1. Sean Wei (AMHERST) def. Steven Koulouris (SKIDMORE) 6-3, 6-0
2. JT Wynne (SKIDMORE) def. Zach Bessette (AMHERST) 6-4, 1-6, 11-9
3. Ethan Hillis (AMHERST) def. Travis Leaf (SKIDMORE) 6-3, 6-2
4. Nathan Kaplan (AMHERST) def. Jack McClaren (SKIDMORE) 6-4, 6-3
5. Kevin Ma (AMHERST) def. Ted Berkowitz (SKIDMORE) 6-1, 6-2
6. Jayson Fung (AMHERST) def. Lucas Pickering (SKIDMORE) 6-3, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Sean Wei/Nathan Kaplan (AMHERST) def. Steven Koulouris/JT Wynne (SKIDMORE) 8-6
2. Jayson Fung/Ethan Hillis (AMHERST) def. Travis Leaf/Lucas Pickering (SKIDMORE) 8-3
3. Jason Keye/Jack McClaren (SKIDMORE) def. Kevin Ma/Zach Bessette (AMHERST) 8-5
Match Notes:
Amherst College 1-0; National ranking #9; Regional ranking #5
Skidmore College 5-1; National ranking #27; Regional ranking #10