Men's Tennis Doubles Pair of Revzin and Solimano Compete in South Carolina
Issue   |   Fri, 10/23/2015 - 01:18
Rob Mattson
Aaron Revzin '16 took fifth place this weekend with Michael Solimano '16.

While the men’s tennis team culminated its fall season two weeks ago at Bates’ Wallach Invitational and the Dartmouth Invitational. The Jeffs sent the doubles pair of Aaron Revzin ’16 and Michael Solimano ’16 to the USTA/ITA national small college championships. The best small college doubles teams from across the nation descended on Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter, South Carolina to stake their claim in division three tennis.

Amherst’s Revzin and Solimano earned the number one seed for the tournament followed by Buxbaum/Walsh of Johns Hopkins at two, Humphreys/Treis of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at three, and Chua/Liu of University of Chicago at four.

The competition was tight, and the Jeffs duo unfortunately fell in its first match to unseeded Adam Krull and Matt Tyler of Trinity University (Texas) 6-4, 6-3. However, the Amherst seniors bounced back in their second Thursday match, defeating Kyle Richter and Adrian Sirovica of University of California Santa Cruz. Finally, on Friday, Revzin and Solimano took down the second-seeded duo from Johns Hopkins, earning fifth place in the tournament.

“It wasn’t the result we’d hoped for, but it was great experience to face some of the nations best teams.” Revzin said. “We know what’s out there, and we’re ready for the spring.”

The Jeffs will put their rackets away for the winter but return to the courts on Sunday, March 13 to kick off the spring season. The team starts its campaign with a tour of the west coast before commencing NESCAC action home against Colby on Sunday, March 27.

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