No. 8 Women's Tennis Handles #22 Brandeis

No. 8 Women's Tennis Handles #22 Brandeis

AMHERST, Mass. -- Amherst College swept all six singles flights and defeated Brandeis University 8-1 in non-conference women's tennis action on Friday afternoon at the Amherst Tennis Courts.

Amherst (8-4) hosts Williams College tomorrow at noon as they return to New England Small College Athletic Confernece (NESCAC) play.

It was a tight start to the match as Amherst's first doubles team of Anya Ivenitsky '20 and Avery Wagman '18 snuck past Sabrina Neergaard and Keren Khromchenko 9-7, while Brandeis got on the board with an 8-6 victory from Lauren Bertsch and Olivia Leavitt at #2.

The Mammoths got rolling with an 8-1 victory by Camille Smukler '20 and Maddie Dewire '20 over Michele Lehat and Haley Cohen at third doubles, and the momentum rolled into singles action.

None of the Amherst student-athletes allowed more than two games in a set in six straight-set decisions.

Smukler was a 6-1, 6-1 winner over Neergaard at the top position, and Dewire and Wagman won by 6-2, 6-2 scores at #3 and #5, respectively.

Vickie Ip '18 took care of Khromchenko 6-1, 6-2 at #2 and Camilla Trapness '19 won by an identical score over Lehat at #6.

Ivenitsky took a reverse route at #4 singles, defeating Leavitt 6-2, 6-1.

Brandeis, ranked No. 22 in the country, falls to 7-5 on the year, and will travel to Skidmore tomorrow for a 2:00 pm match.