#7 Amherst Runs Winning Streak to Nine Games with Win over Ephs

#7 Amherst Runs Winning Streak to Nine Games with Win over Ephs

LUDLOW, Mass. -- Amherst College won their ninth consecutive match and stayed undefeated in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's tennis play when they defeated #10 Williams College 5-4 on Saturday afternoon at Ludlow Tennis Center.

Amherst improves to 14-2 on the year and 6-0 in NESCAC play, while the Ephs fall to 7-6 (4-2 NESCAC).

Doubles play got the Mammoths off on the right foot, as the home team swept the competition to take a 3-0 lead. 

Williams took two points with wins at #5 and #2 singles, but William Turchetta '22 and Sean Wei '21 secured the victory for Amherst with a 5-2 scoreline.

The scoreline might have been more convincing, but Jayson Fung '20 and Zach Bessette '19 retired with the win already in the books for the Mammoth, who have a quick turnaround before a 10:00 AM match tomorrow at #5 Wesleyan.

Singles competition
1. #18 Sean Wei (AMHM) def. #22 Arturo Kam (WILL) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
2. Ananth Raghavan (WILL) def. #25 Kevin Ma (AMHM) 6-1, 6-4
3. Deepak Indrakanti (WILL) def. Jayson Fung (AMHM) 6-4, 3-6, 2-3, retired
4. Calvin Chung (WILL) def. Zach Bessette (AMHM) 6-3, 5-7, 2-1, retired
5. Alex Taylor (WILL) def. Harris Foulkes (AMHM) 7-6 (7-5), 6-0
6. William Turchetta (AMHM) def. Peter Frelinghuysen (WILL) 1-6, 6-2, 6-0

 

Doubles competition
1. Jayson Fung/Sean Wei (AMHM) def. Alex Taylor/Peter Frelinghuysen (WILL) 8-7 (7-5)
2. Harris Foulkes/Zach Bessette (AMHM) def. Arturo Kam/Calvin Chung (WILL) 8-3
3. Damien Ruparel/William Turchetta (AMHM) def. Deepak Indrakanti/Austin Barr (WILL) 8-2