In the team’s first competitive action of the season, Amherst men’s tennis demonstrated their immense potential this past weekend at the ITA Regional Championships. The purple and white had four participants in singles action, all four of who made the round of 32, and three doubles teams, two of which made it all the way to the Elite Eight.

This past weekend, the Amherst men’s golf team traveled to the picturesque Ralph Myhre golf course at Middlebury and returned with a third-place team finish as well as an individual win from first-year Cameron Clark. The team’s strong performance at the NESCAC championship qualifying tournament guaranteed them one of only four spots in next spring’s official championship, which will be hosted by Williams.

The Amherst men’s golf team closed out the fall portion of their schedule with a strong showing at the Manhattanville/NYU Fall Invitational over the Friday and Saturday of fall break. Building off of the momentum from a third-place finish at the NESCAC championships the weekend prior, the purple and white finished in fourth place at the tournament.

Amherst sent a completely different squad from the one that had impressed in Middlebury, with three first years and two juniors making the trek to the Hampshire Country Club in Mamaroneck, New York.

On a crisp New England fall weekend, the Amherst men’s golf team traveled to NESCAC archrival Williams to take part in the Williams Fall Invitational. Pitted against a field of 18 other top New England programs, including several NESCAC foes, the purple and white finished a strong sixth with a two-day total of 625.

Last Saturday’s beautiful late afternoon sun provided a picturesque background for Amherst women’s tennis’ senior day, but the purple and white were unable to provide a victory befitting such a day, falling to Middlebury in a 6-3 heartbreaker.

Still basking in the glow of last Sunday’s impressive win against Wesleyan, the Amherst women’s tennis team continued its recent run of strong conference play in a 6-3 victory over Tufts.

After last weekend’s mixed bag of results on the doubles courts, the purple and white recaptured their edge, taking a 2-1 lead into singles action after winning on the second and third doubles courts. While Amherst fell to Tufts’ number one doubles pairing 8-4, the second court tandem of Vickie Ip ’18 and Kelsey Chen ’19 easily handled their opponents en route to an 8-5 victory.

Fresh off of two straight road victories against conference opponents and a move to No. 5 in the nation, the Amherst women’s tennis team returned home last weekend to face off against Little Three rivals Williams and Wesleyan. Saturday’s action saw Amherst drop a heartbreaking, 6-3 contest against Williams, the second-ranked team in the nation, before rallying back to defeat the No. 8 Cardinals, 6-3, on Sunday.

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