Amherst Wins Fifth Straight, Moves to 2-0 in NESCAC Play

Amherst Wins Fifth Straight, Moves to 2-0 in NESCAC Play

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Amherst College men's tennis team defeated Colby College 5-4 on Saturday afternoon for their fifth consecutive win and second straight New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) victory.

The #9 ranked Mammoths improve to 9-2 on the year and 2-0 in NESCAC play. Amherst is back in action tomorrow at 1:00 PM with another conference road match at Trinity.

Colby drops to 0-3 in NESCAC play and 4-6 overall. The Mules will host Bowdoin on Wednesday at 4:00 PM.

Amherst broke a 2-2 tie with three straight singles victories, as Jayson Fung '20, Harris Foulkes '22 and Damien Ruparel '22 notched victories to increase Amherst's lead to 5-2 and clinch the victory.

Amherst got off on the right foot with a clean sweep at third doubles, as Foulkes and William Turchetta '22 defeated Hans Hwang and Luis Gonzalez Kompalic 8-0.

After the Mules claimed a point to tie the match, Ruparel and Kevin Ma '21 put the Mammoths ahead 2-1 with an 8-6 victory at second doubles.

Fung (2nd singles) Foulkes (4th singles) and Ruparel (5th singles) all won in straight sets to secure the 5-2 win.

Singles competition

1. #17 Scott Altmeyer (COLBY) def. #25 Kevin Ma (AMHM) 6-2, 6-0

2. Jayson Fung (AMHM) def. Sumukh Pathi (COLBY) 6-2, 7-6

3. Max Schuermann (COLBY) def. William Turchetta (AMHM) 6-2, 3-6, 7-6

4. Harris Foulkes (AMHM) def. Garrett Reiter (COLBY) 6-3, 6-2

5. Damien Ruparel (AMHM) def. Hans Hwang (COLBY) 6-3, 6-1

6. Jonathan Hallal (COLBY) def. Oliver Kendall (AMHM) 6-2, 7-6

 

Doubles competition

1. Scott Altmeyer/Sumukh Pathi (COLBY) def. Jayson Fung/Sean Wei (AMHM) 8-5

2. Damien Ruparel/Kevin Ma (AMHM) def. Max Schuermann/Garrett Reiter (COLBY) 8-6

3. Harris Foulkes/William Turchetta (AMHM) def. Hans Hwang/Luis Gonz. Kompalic (COLBY) 8-0