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. 7 Men's Tennis Rallies to Down No. 13 Wesleyan, 5-4

No. 7 Men's Tennis Rallies to Down No. 13 Wesleyan, 5-4

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Down 2-1 following doubles action, the No. 7 Amherst College men's tennis team rallied to post four singles victories as the Mammoths battled back to edge Little III rival and No. 13 Wesleyan University, 5-4 Saturday afternoon a the John Wood Memorial Tennis Courts.

With the win, Amherst climbs to 10-3 on the season, while Wesleyan falls to 6-6 overall. Amherst returns to the courts tomorrow, Sunday, April 22 when they travel to Hamilton for a 2 p.m. matchup. 

Earning the Mammoths lone doubles win, the duo of Zach Bessette '19 and Kevin Ma '21 teamed up to down Adrian Roji and Win Smith, 8-5 on the second court. 

Bessette continued to roll in singles play, earning a hard fought, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 win over Tiago Eusebio in the third position. Jayson Fung '20 added a win on the fourth court, downing Cam Daniels, 6-3, 7-6, while Jesse Levitin '19 powered past Roji, 6-0, 0-6, 6-3 in the fifth spot. Jon Heidenberg '19 secured the Mammoths win, defeating Princeton Carter in two sets, 7-5, 6-3 on the sixth court.