Amherst Opens Spring Trip with Three Wins

Alex Gumport '11 stood out for Amherst against Saddleback.

CLAREMONT, CA – The Amherst College men’s tennis team opened its West Coast trip with three wins on Monday to improve to 6-0 on the season. The Lord Jeffs will continue their six-day, 15-match road trip with another three contests on Tuesday.

Amherst—No. 2 in the most recent ITA Division III  National Rankings—faced opponents from the NCAA Division III, the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) on Monday. All three resulted in a win for the Jeffs, who defeated Stevens Institute of Technology (NCAA III), Point Loma Nazarene University (NAIA) and Saddleback College (NJCAA) by scores of 7-2, 6-3 and 8-1, respectively.

Highlighting the win over Stevens was a sweep in doubles action, with Justin Hendrix ’14 (Surrey, United Kingdom) and Julian Camacho ’12 (New York, NY) standing out by earning an 8-0 win at No. 3. Hendrix would later pick up a convincing 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 6 singles.

Amherst took two points in doubles play and won four singles matches against Nazarene. Joey Fritz ’14 (Cincinnati, OH) and Wes Waterman ’12 (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) accounted for two points apiece, with Fritz winning at No. 3 singles (6-4, 6-0) after teaming up with Mark Kahan ’13 (Unionville, CT) for an 8-1 victory in the third doubles match. Waterman took care of Michael Zabian in three sets (6-0, 0-6, 6-1) at No. 6, also joining Moritz Koenig ’11 (Hamburg, Germany) for an 8-4 win in the second doubles pairing.

Rounding out the first day of competition was an 8-1 win over Saddleback, as the Jeffs took all three doubles points and won the top five singles bouts. Alex Gumport ’11 (Summit, NJ) stood out for Amherst by earning a come-from-behind victory over Jake Barnard in the No. 4 singles match, which clinched the victory for the Jeffs. Gumport dropped his first set, 6-2, but he battled back to win the next two, 6-4 and 6-1. Gumport also teamed up with Sam Sperling ’12 (Chicago, IL) for an 8-1 result in the third doubles match.

Amherst def. Stevens, 7-2 (@ Claremont, CA)
1) Justin Reindel/Sean Doerfler (A) def. Chris Rosensteel/Shota Tasaki (S), 8-5
2) Chris Dale/Robby Sorrel (A) def. Arik Zeevy/Jason Ringstad (S), 8-3
3) Justin Hendrix/Julian Camacho (A) def. Gregory Klose/Lopburi Sasinin (S), 8-0

1) Justin Reindel (A) def. Chris Rosensteel (S) 6-2, 7-6(2)
2) Arik Zeevy (S) def. Julian Camacho (A) 7-6(5), 3-6, 11-9
3) Sean Doerfler (A) def. Shota Tasaki (S) 6-0, 6-2
4) Jason Ringstad (S) def. Robby Sorrel (A) 6-4, 2-6, 10-6
5) Chris Dale (A) def. Lopburi Sasinin (S) 6-4, 6-1
6) Justin Hendrix (A) def. Carlo Pardo (S) 6-0, 6-1

Amherst def. Point Loma Nazarene, 6-3 (@ San Diego, CA)
1) Joel Myers/KC Ensley (P) def. Luis Rattenhuber/Austin Chafetz (A), 9-8
2) Wes Waterman/Moritz Koenig (A) def. Tyler Bowman/Diego Tavera (P), 8-4
3) Mark Kahan/Joey Fritz (A) def. Angel Tavera/DJ Jaehnig (P), 8-1

1) Joel Myers (P) def. Mark Kahan (A) 6-0, 6-1
2) Luis Rattenhuber (A) def. Tyler Bowman (P) 6-7, 6-4, 10-4
3) Joey Fritz (A) def. KC Ensley (P) 6-4, 6-0
4) Austin Chafetz (A) def. Diego Tavera (P) 6-3, 6-2
5) DJ Jaehnig (P) def. Moritz Koenig (A) 6-4, 6-2
6) Wes Waterman (A) def. Michael Zabian (P) 6-0, 0-6, 6-1

Amherst def. Saddleback, 8-1 (@ Mission Viejo, CA)
1) Andrew Jung/Alex Kim (A) def. Travis McClellan/Jake Barnard (S), 8-2
2) Daniel Keolasy/Tony Sheng (A) def. Eric Barnard/Will McKinney (S), 8-6
3) Sam Sperling/Alex Gumport (A) def. Sina Sharifi-Hosseini/Austen Ward (S), 8-1

1) Andrew Jung (A) def. Travis McClellan (S) 6-1, 6-1
2) Alex Kim (A) def. Eric Barnard (S) 6-2, 6-2
3) Tony Sheng (A) def. Omeed Lafiti (S) 6-3, 6-0
4) Alex Gumport (A) def. Jake Barnard (S) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
5) Daniel Keolasy (A) def. Allen Darmawan (S) 6-2, 6-2
6) Austen Ward (S) def. Sam Sperling (A) 6-2, 6-0