The Amherst College men’s tennis team went 2-1 this week, taking down Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Friday before winning and losing against Springfield College and Wesleyan, respectively, during their double header on Sunday.

The No. 14 purple and white started the week with a home win against MIT (7-4), beating the Beavers 6-3 in Friday’s non-conference matchup.

The men’s track and field team had a busy weekend, competing on Friday afternoon in the non-scoring Silfen Invitational at Connecticut College and the next day in the nine-team UMass-Amherst Minuteman Invitational.

On Friday, the impressive Amherst long-distance runners were on display, with junior Steven Lucey battling to a fourth place finish in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:57.87.

The Amherst baseball team began a full week of games with success, beating Worcester State University, 3-0, on Wednesday. Come Thursday, they defeated Eastern Connecticut State, 3-1. However, over the weekend, the purple and white suffered losses to Salve Regina (6-11) and Castelton (6-11).

I left my first year expecting that the time of uncertainty would be pretty much over. Of course things would change, but I don’t think I fully realized what this change would look like. Or at least, I expected things to grow linearly — I knew that I wouldn’t hold on to every single relationship from my first year, but I thought that I would have felt like I was growing, not regressing. On the other side of sophomore year, I do feel like I’ve developed. But there were parts of this semester that were hard in ways I didn’t expect them to be.

Amherst was treated with unseasonably high temperatures last weekend, and naturally many students took advantage of the beautiful weather, whether by reading on Memorial Hill or partying on the social quad. And while it’s understandable that many students would want to celebrate the warm weather, it’s troubling when the debris of weekend parties interfere with daily life on campus and exploit the hard work already carried out by college staff.

The softball team heads into its next week of games coming off its strongest weekend yet. Winning four out of four games against non-conference foes Smith and Bates, they are looking to continue this winning streak through the final fortnight of their season.