Amherst Downs CCC Champ Nichols, Sets Up NESCAC Showdown

Amherst Downs CCC Champ Nichols, Sets Up NESCAC Showdown

BENNINGTON, VT – The Amherst College Mammoths (12-6) defeated the Nichols College Bison (20-4) 5-0 this afternoon in a match played indoors at the Bennington Tennis Center in the NCAA Second Round at the Williamstown, Mass. Regional.  

Amherst will meet Williams in the Williamstown, Mass. Regional Final tomorrow at 1:30 PM on the campus of Williams College with the winner of that match advancing to the national quarterfinals being hosted by Claremont Mudd Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., May 21-24.

Amherst swept the doubles with the #3 pairing of  Jesse Levitin '19/Sean Wei '21 downing Brandon Howard/Igor Markowski, 8-2. The Mammoths' second point in the match came from the top of the ladder, where Zach Bessette '19/Jayson Fung '20 topped August Moeller/Blake Norton, 8-3. 

Amherst's #2 duo of Jon Heidenberg '19/Kevin Ma '21 completed the sweep with an 8-5 win over Guilherme Barbosa/Peter Coletti. 

Amherst's #2 singles player, Ma, edged the Mammoths one step closer to the win when he closed out Guilherme Barbosa in straight sets 6-1, 6-2. 

Wei sent Amherst into the regional final when he recorded a straight sets victory over Brandon Howard, 6-3, 6-2.