Amherst Remains Unbeaten in NESCAC with 7-2 Win Over Trinity

AMHERST, MA – The 7th-ranked Amherst College men’s tennis team remains unbeaten in NESCAC play after a 7-2 win over Trinity College (CT) this afternoon at home. Amherst improves to 21-4 in dual matches this year, and 5-0 in conference play. Trinity drops to 8-4 on the year, and 2-3 in the NESCAC.

Amherst took a 2-1 lead after doubles play, with Amherst’s number two pairs of Priit Gross (Tartu, Estonia) and Austin Chafetz (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA) rebounding from a tough 8-1 defeat against Williams with an 8-0 win over Anson McCook and David Yahng.

Trinity’s third doubles team of Samarth and McConnell pulled out an 8-5 win over Amherst’s Wes Waterman (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) and Andrew Jung (Battle Creek, MI) to remain undefeated on the season.

In singles play, the Bantams saw Amherst pull out to a quick 4-1 ead as Chafetz and Waterrman registered fast victories. The Bantams refused to give up, and put up a good fight in a number of singles matches.

Amherst clinched the victory with a Gross win at number five, edging Nick White 6-4 and 7-5. Amherst senior captain Zack Lerner (Scarsdale, NY) showed why he is a two-time All-American, pulling out a three-set win after falling behind in the first set to Spencer Feldman.

The Bantams took their lone singles win at number three, as McCook edged Jung 7-5, 6-3.

Amherst will have very little time to recover, as they host Babson and Bowdoin tomorrow afternoon for a pair of dual games.

Amherst 7 : Trinity (Conn.) 2 ~ Amherst, MA ~ Saturday, April 18, 2009

1. Koenig/Lerner (AC) def. Feldman/White (TC) 8-3
2. Gross/Chafetz (AC) def. McCook/Yahng (TC) 8-0
3. Samarth/McConnell (TC) def. Waterman/Jung (AC) 8-5
1. Zack Lerner (AC) def. Spencer Feldman (TC) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
2. Austin Chafetz (AC) def. Gautam Samarth (TC) 6-2, 7-5
3. Anson McCook (TC) def. Andrew Jung (AC) 7-5, 6-3
4. Moritz Koenig (AC) def. David Yahng (TC) 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-1
5. Priit Gross (AC) def. Nick White (TC) 6-4, 7-5
6. Wes Waterman (AC) def. Adam Lanza (TC) 6-1, 6-1