AMHERST, Mass. -- Amherst College took a 4-1 lead over #6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and then got a clinching win from first year William Turchetta to emerge with a 5-4 victory over the Stags in men's tennis action Friday afternoon at Bay Road Tennis Club.
The #7 ranked Mammoths improve to 7-2 on the year while dealing the Stags (13-1) their first loss of the year.
Wei and Fung won 8-5 at first doubles to close out the doubles play with the Mammoths up 2-1. Harris Foulkes '22 and Zach Bessette '19 did their part with an 8-3 win at second doubles to kick off the match at the indoor venue.
After Wei defeated Nikolai Parodi 6-0, 6-2 and Fung topped Julian Gordy 6-3, 6-2, the Stags fought back into the match. Jack Katzman and Robert Liu won at second and fourth singles before Daniel Park topped Foulkes 6-3, 6-0 at #5 singles to tie the match.
Turchetta battled to the victory with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Morris.
CMS continues an East Coast trip when they head to Williams for a 6:00 PM match next Tuesday.
Amherst is home Sunday for an 11:00 AM match against Swarthmore.