Amherst Earns 9-0 Win at Carnegie Mellon
Wes Waterman and the Lord Jeffs won 9-0 at Carnegie Mellon.
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Amherst College men’s tennis team won its second match in as many days, earning a 9-0 result at Carnegie Mellon University this afternoon. After topping Johns Hopkins yesterday, Amherst will wrap up a three-match road trip tomorrow at Kenyon College at 4:30 p.m.
Amherst’s Moritz Koenig (Hamburg, Germany) and Wes Waterman (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) teamed up for an 8-6 win at number one doubles, finishing after the Jeffs had won at numbers two and three. The first point of the day came from the number two team of Mark Kahan (Unionville, CT) and Luis Rattenhuber (Munich, Germany) with an 8-1 win. Joey Fritz (Cincinnati, OH) and Justin Reindel (White Plains, NY) won 8-4 at number three to help Amherst go up 3-0 heading into singles.
In singles action, Fritz jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first set against Harsha Rao, before the Tartan player had to retire. The fifth point in the team standings came from Reindel at number six, as the rookie won 6-1, 6-0 to clinch the win. Rattenhuber closed out his 6-1, 6-3 win over Bobby MacTaggart at number one next, while the three remaining matches went to super tiebreakers for decisions.
Waterman dropped the first set 1-6 to Jeremy King at number four, but rallied for a 6-0 win in the second before winning 10-6 in the third. Koenig lost the first frame 3-6 to Civan Orhan, before turning the tables for 6-4 and 10-6 wins. In the last match of the day to finish, Kahan rallied from one set down to top Duke Miller at number two. Kahan’s win came 4-6, 7-6, and 10-3.