Men’s Tennis Makes the Most of Home Opener

Men’s Tennis Makes the Most of Home Opener

AMHERST, Mass. – Finally able to play their first home game of the spring, the No. 7 Amherst College men's tennis team made the most of their opportunity on Wednesday afternoon, defeating Connecticut College 9-0 in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action.

The Mammoths (8-2, 2-1 NESCAC) got out in front 3-0 with a sweep at doubles play, though it was not without resistance from the Camels (2-4, 0-3 NESCAC).

Jayson Fung '20 and Sean Wei '21 defeated Ethan Hecker and Ben Sachs 8-3 at first doubles, while the second and third doubles teams for the Mammoths each pulled off come from behind wins.

Jesse Levitin '19 and Oliver Kendall '19 came from 3-2 down to defeat Patrick Farrell and Zak Danz 8-3, while Cameron Raglin '19 and Zach Bessette '19 won a pair of games to take an 8-7 lead, then won a tiebreaker 7-4 over Johnny Cissel and Charlie Williams after the Connecticut College pair had staved off elimination at second doubles.

The home team won all six of the singles matches by straight sets, including a 6-0, 6-0 win by Jon Heidenberg '19 at #4 singles.

Wei got the best of Williams 6-1, 6-3 at the top flight, while Kevin Ma '21 came in to beat Sachs 6-1, 6-0 at #2. Levitan also dropped just one game in a third singles win over Sanglin Song, while Raglin beat Scott Brown in a first set tiebreaker en route to a 7-6, 6-3 victory.

Kendall beat Hecker 6-0, 6-4 in #6 singles to secure the sweep.

Amherst takes a break from conference play for the next two weekends, beginning with a Friday, April 13th home match against MIT (3:00 PM).