Amherst Goes 2-1 During Day 1 Competition in California

Contact: Mike O'Brien

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst men’s tennis team cruised to a 9-0 sweep over Hope International Monday before dropping a 5-4 decision to Concordia, and finished the afternoon with a 5-4 win over Vanguard during day one competition in California.

Mlaver.jpgAMHERST 9, HOPE 0
In the first match of the day, Amherst cruised to a 9-0 sweep over Hope International. In doubles action, Eli Mlaver ’14 and Philip Qu ’16 earned an 8-2 win on the No. 1 court while Birk Mitau ’16 and Sam Silver ’17 edged their opponents 9-7 on the No. 2 court and Brenton Arnaboldi ’14 and Karan Bains ’14 won 8-5 from the No. 3 spot.

The Jeffs handled their opponents in singles play. Andrew Yaraghi ’16 won in the top position with scores of 6-2, 6-1. Arnabolid swept his competition on the No. 3 court and Mlaver earned a 6-0 win in the first set and closed it out with a 6-4 set two win from the No. 4 spot. Qu earned wins of 6-1, 6-1 from the No. 5 position and Silver cruised to a 6-2, 6-0 win on the No. 6 court to round out the top performances.  

Doubles
1. Mlaver/Qu (A) def. Brito/Correa (H), 8-2
2. Mitau/Silver (A) def. Grosso/Owens (H), 9-7
3. B. Arnaboldi/Bains (A) def. Arriola/Maiolo (H), 8-5
Singles
1. Yaraghi (A) def. Owens (H), 6-2, 6-1
2. Fife (A) def. Correa (H), 7-5, 6-4
3. B. Arnaboldi (A) def. Grosso (H), 6-0, 6-0
4. Mlaver (A) def. Brito (H), 6-0, 6-4
5. Qu (A) def. Arriola (H), 6-1, 6-0
6. Silver (A) def. Maiolo (H), 6-2, 6-0

CONCORDIA 5, AMHERST 4
The Jeffs dropped its second match of the day to Concordia, 5-4. In doubles action, Justin Hendrix ’14 and Sean Rodriguez ’15 picked up the lone Amherst win on the No. 2 court with an 8-6 victory.

The duo also picked up wins in singles play from the No. 5 and No. 6 spots. Rodriguez defeated his opponent 6-3, 6-4 in the five position and Hendrix won 6-2, 6-3 on the No. 6 court. Russell Einbinder ’16 picked up another Jeff win. Playing on the No. 4 court, he won 6-1 before dropping set two, 6-2. He closed out the match with a 6-3 win in set three.

Doubles
1. Guler/Wickenhauser (C) def. Revzin/Solimano (A), 9-7
2. Hendrix/Rodriguez (A) def. Cope/Diemand (C), 8-6
3. Hensley/Pronath (C) def. de Bracamore/Einbinder (A), 8-4
Singles
1. Wickenhauser (C) def. Solimano (A), 6-4, 6-3
2. Guler (C) def. Revzin (A), 6-3, 7-6
3. Pronath (C) def. Tang (A), 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
4. Einbinder (A) def. Cope (C), 6-1, 2-6, 6-3
5. Rodriguez (A) def. Diemand (C), 6-3, 6-4
6. Hendrix (A) def. Hensley (C), 6-2, 6-3

AMHERST 5, VANGUARD 4
The Jeffs closed out the day by edging Vanguard, 5-4. In doubles play, Chris Dale ’14 and Andrew Scheiner ’15 earned the only Jeff win with an 8-4 decision.

Amherst excelled in singles action, earning wins from the No. 2, 3, 4 and 6 courts. Dale added another win on the day from the No. 2 spot, edging his competition 7-6 (6), 6-4. Anton Zykov ’17 and Justin Reindel ’14 claimed the third and fourth courts, respectively. Zykov defeated his opponent 6-2, 6-4 and Reindel won 6-4, 6-3. Scheiner grabbed his second win of the afternoon from the No. 6 position. After falling 6-3 in the first set, he rattles off wins of 6-2 and 6-1.

Doubles
1. Kilchhofer/Johnson def. Fritz/Reindel (A), 8-4
2. Dale/Scheiner (A) def. Rjazanov/Saiz Perez (V), 8-4
3. Muri/Seller (V) def. A. Arnaboldi/Zykov (A), 8-2
Singles
1. Kilchhofer (V) def. Fritz (A), 6-2, 6-2
2. Dale (A) def. Muri (V), 7-6 (6), 6-4
3. Zykov (A) def. Saiz Perez (V), 6-2, 6-4
4. Reindel (A) def. Johnson (V), 6-4, 6-3
5. Rjazanov (V) def. A. Arnaboldi (A), 6-2, 7-6 (6)
6. Scheiner (A) def. Seller (V), 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

The Jeffs return to the court tomorrow, Mar. 18 with play beginning at 10 a.m. against Pomona. Amherst is also scheduled to play Westmont at 1:30 p.m.