Athletics

Jeffs Top Conn. College, MIT

Contact: Ben Badua

AMHERST, Mass. - The 17th-ranked Amherst men’s tennis team extended its dual match win streak to six with a pair of victories over Connecticut College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday afternoon.

Dropping just one set to Conn. College, the Jeffs blanked their NESCAC rivals, 9-0, before securing a 7-2 triumph over MIT. Improving to 19-7 overall, Amherst remains unbeaten in league play with a 3-0 mark.

Andrew Scheiner ’15 and Aaron Revzin ’16 headlined Amherst’s doubles pairings against the Camels, defeating first-years Jonathan Deeter and Jonathan Kraiger, 8-4. The Purple & White’s Russell Einbinder ’16 and Eli Mlaver ’14 handled JC Cangelosi  ’15 and Jeff Basch ’15 (8-1) at second doubles, while Alex Kim ’13 and Justin Hendrix ’14 upended Joshua Suneby ’15 and Will Tucker ’14 (8-6).

Kim held serve at the top of the singles order, defeating Suneby, 6-2, 6-4, while Einbinder dropped Cangelosi, 6-2, 6-3. Scheiner turned away Deeter, 6-4, 6-2 at third singles, while Revzin edged out Kraiger, 6-2, 5-7, 10-8, in the fourth slot. Mlaver notched a 6-1, 6-4 win over Tucker, while Will Rives ’13 posted identical 6-1 triumphs over Huan Nguyen ’13 at the bottom of the order.

Against MIT, Michael Solimano ’16 and Mark Kahan ’13 defeated Edwin Zhang ’14 and Curtis Wu ’14, 8-2, while first-years Ben Fife and Andrew Yaraghi took down Larry Pang ’13 and Matthew Skalak ’13, 8-6. Eugene Oh ’15 and Kevin Wang ’16 posted one of the Engineers’ two wins of the afternoon with a 9-7 victory over Joey Fritz ’14 and Chris Dale ’14.

In singles action, Fritz downed Zhang, 6-2, 7-5, while Kahan came away with a 6-4, 7-5 triumph over Pang in the second slot. Losing just one game in the first set against Wang, Yaraghi closed out his third singles match with a 6-4 win in the second, while Oh handed Fife a 6-3, 5-7, 6-0 loss.

Holding their own at the bottom of the order, Dale notched a pair of 6-3, 6-3 victories over Skalak at fifth singles, while Justin Reindel ’14 topped Wu, 6-1, 6-1.

Amherst returns to action on Saturday, Apr. 13 at Hamilton.

No. 17 Amherst College 9, Connecticut College 0

Doubles
1. Scheiner/Revzin (A) def. Deeter/Kraiger (C), 8-4
2. Einbinder/Mlaver (A) def. Cangelosi/Basch (C), 8-1
3. Kim/Hendrix (A) def. Suneby/Tucker (C), 8-6
Singles
1. Kim (A) def. Suneby (C), 6-2, 6-4
2. Einbinder (A) def. Cangelosi (C), 6-2, 6-3
3. Scheiner (A) def. Deeter (C), 6-4, 6-2
4. Revzin (A) def. Kraiger (C), 6-2, 5-7, 10-8
5. Mlaver (A) def. Tucker (C), 6-1, 6-4
6. Will Rives (A) def. Huan Nguyen (C), 6-1, 6-1

No. 17 Amherst 7, No. 20 MIT 2

Doubles
1. Solimano/Kahan (A) def. Zhang/Wu (M), 8-2
2. Fife/Yaraghi (A) def. Pang/Skalak (M), 8-6
3. Oh/Wang (M) def. Fritz/Dale (A), 9-7
Singles
1. Fritz (A) def. Zhang (M), 6-2, 7-5
2. Kahan (A) def. Pang (M), 6-4, 7-5
3. Yaraghi (A) def. Wang (M), 6-1, 6-4
4. Oh (M) def. Fife (A), 6-3, 5-7, 6-0
5. Dale (A) def. Skalak (M), 6-3, 6-3
6. Reindel (A) def. Wu (M), 6-1, 6-1