Men's Tennis

2017-18 RECORD: 12-7; NESCAC: 4-3; NR: 7 NCAA NATIONAL TITLES: 2 (2011, '14) NESCAC TITLES: 6 (1990-92, 2011-12, '14)

No. 9 Amherst Collects Third Straight Win, Downs Whitman, 8-1

No. 9 Amherst Collects Third Straight Win, Downs Whitman, 8-1

Claremont, Calif. – Sweeping singles play and adding two doubles victories, the No. 9 Amherst College men's tennis team powered past Whitman, 8-1 Tuesday afternoon at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

With the win, Amherst improves to 3-0 on the season, while Whitman falls to 8-3 overall. Amherst returns to action on Thursday, March 15 when they face Washington U. beginning at 4 p.m.

The Mammoths opened play with doubles wins on the second and third courts, with the duos of Jayson Fung '20 and Ethan Hillis '21 and Kevin Ma '21 and Zach Bessette '19 both claiming 8-3 victories.

Sweeping singles action, Sean Wei '21 defeated Zach Hewlin, 6-2, 6-2 on the first court before Hillis edged Ben Kirsh in three sets, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the No. 2 spot.

On the third court, Bessette battled past Gary Ho, 7-5, 6-4, while Nathan Kaplan '20 notched a 7-5, 6-2 win over Robert Carter in the fourth slot. Ma and Jesse Levitin '19 finished off the singles clean sweep, with Ma earning a 6-0, 3-0 ret. win on the fifth court and Levitin adding a 6-4, 6-1 victory against Chase Friedman in the sixth position.

RESULTS
DOUBLES
1. Zach Hewlin / Robert Carter def. Sean Wei '21 and Nathan Kaplan '20, 8-5
2. Jayson Fung '20 and Ethan Hillis '21 def. Daniel Foster / Alex Hwang, 8-3
3. Kevin Ma '21 and Zach Bessette '19 def. Andreas Mueller-Immergluck / Gary Ho, 8-3

SINGLES
1. Sean Wei '21 def. Zach Hewlin, 6-2, 6-2
2. Ethan Hillis '21 def. Ben Kirsh, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
3. Zach Bessette '19 def. Gary Ho, 7-5, 6-4
4. Nathan Kaplan '20 def. Robert Carter, 7-5, 6-2
5. Kevin Ma '21 def. Daniel Foster, 6-0, 3-0 ret.
6. Jesse Levitin '19 def. Chase Friedman, 6-4, 6-1