Men’s Tennis Wins Two Non-Conference, Falls to Weseleyan
Issue   |   Tue, 04/19/2016 - 23:24
Amherst Athletics
Carlos de Bracamonte ’16 combined with first-year Zach Bessette to win a doubles matchup on court three.

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.

On the doubles courts, Aaron Revzin ’16 and Zach Bessette ’19 came up with an 8-6 victory at the first slot over their MIT opponents Kevin Wang and Tyler Barr. At the third slot, Andrew Yaraghi ’16 and first-year Jesse Levitin defeated a pair of Beavers 8-4 to bring the doubles tally to 2-1 in Amherst’s favor.

Bessette claimed a second victory in singles, winning in three sets over Wang with a score of 6-4, 4-6 and 6-2 on the first court. At the fourth spot, senior Ben Fife came out on top over Sean Ko by taking him down in two sets. Levitin added another point to Amherst’s side with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 win on court five.

Junior Andrew Arnaboldi ’17 came up with one more victory over the Beavers, putting Dennis Garcia away with a score of 6-3, 4-6 and 7-6.

Amherst split its doubleheader Sunday with a loss to No.11 Wesleyan and a decisive win over Springfield.
Against Wesleyan, Michael Solimano ’16 and Revzin picked up one of two Amherst victories in doubles play, crushing Zach Brint and Greg Lyon 8-1, while Yaraghi and Jon Heidenberg ’19 added another win on court three. Amherst headed into singles rounds up, 2-1.

Levitin and Revzin earned the only two singles wins of the matchup, with Revzin trumping ahead 6-4 and 6-2, and Levitin handedly taking down Cameron Daniels in the fifth slot.

Amherst was more successful against Springfield, demolishing the Pride with a 9-0 victory.
Revzin crushed his opponent 6-0, 6-0 on the singles court, while Ben Birkenfeld put a similar score of 6-1, 6-0 in adding another point for the purple and white.

Over on the doubles courts, Revzin and Arnaboldi won on court one, while Birkenfeld and Cameron Raglin ’19 chipped in to the lead with a court two victory. Bessette and Carlos de Bracamonte ’16 defeated Kyle Beynor and Cameron Grant on court three.

Amherst will travel to Middlebury on Saturday, April 23 to take on their NESCAC rival Panthers.