The Amherst men’s tennis team faced off against Bowdoin and Bryant University this past weekend, April 8-9.

On Saturday, April 8, the Polar Bears traveled to Amherst, defeating the Mammoths in a close 5-4 match.

On Sunday, the Mammoths returned ready to play and finished the weekend with a 5-2 win against Bryant. With the 1-1 split on the weekend, Amherst’s record sits at 13-3.

Saturday was Amherst’s second NESCAC match of the season, falling to 1-1 in conference play.

This past weekend, the Amherst men’s golf team traveled to North Dartmouth, Mass., for the team’s opening weekend of play at the Hampton Inn Invitational.

The Mammoths tied for third place out of seventeen teams at the meet, which was hosted by UMass Dartmouth. Amherst finished with a score of 640, 20 points behind first-place Tufts and 14 behind second-place Babson.

On the first day of play, Dan Langa ’18 carded a score of 79. First-year Nicholas Kumamoto finished one stroke behind, placing both him and Langa in the top-15 players for the day.

The Amherst women’s tennis team had a successful week, winning all three of their matches to continue a five-game win streak and improve their overall record to 5-4.

On Tuesday, April 4, the Mammoths won their first conference battle against Connecticut College, shutting the Camels out 9-0. The purple and white won an impressive 212 of 229 sets played on the day.

Amherst started out strong in doubles action, beginning the day 3-0.

The Amherst men’s lacrosse team finished the week with two wins and a loss in NESCAC play. In a game that was key to the conference standings, the Mammoths fell by a score of 17-13 to Wesleyan last Wednesday, April 5.

After a strong fall season that saw the team collect a bevy of top-three finishes, the Amherst women’s golf team returned to action this weekend at the Vassar Invitational. Shooting 642 as a team at the two-day tournament, the Mammoths placed third overall finishing behind only archrival Williams and New York University.

On Saturday, the Amherst men’s track and field team hosted the Amherst Spring Fling. The annual meet, held at Pratt Field, is the only home meet for the Mammoths this year. Amherst earned 79 points, second to Worcester Polytechnic Institute, who scored 149 points.

The 2017 Masters tournament brought together the world’s best golfers to drive, pitch and putt on the tricky Augusta course. Although golf isn’t exactly a physical sport, the Augusta course can be described as arduous, and the four-day affair is not one for the weak-minded.

The players have caddies to carry their clubs and never move above a brisk walk, but the mental strife that players face over more than half a week take the mental toll of a marathon.

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