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.

The Amherst women’s soccer team went 2-0 this weekend, taking down NESCAC rivals Tufts and Bates. These league victories were crucial in boosting the purple and white’s place in the NESCAC standings, propelling them to second place, just behind rival Williams.

Amherst opened the Tufts game with a strong start. In just the ninth minute, Maeve McNamara ’19 placed the ball just over the Jumbos’ goalkeeper’s head to give Amherst a 1-0 lead — a huge edge in the pivotal away-game tilt.

This Saturday, the Amherst women’s cross country team traveled to Lehigh University to compete against the largest pool of competition they’ve faced yet. The purple and white managed to beat out 30 other teams to place an impressive 12th at the Paul Short Invitational, which featured east coast schools from all divisions.

Amherst returned to the Paul Short Invitational for the first time since the 2014 season, where they cruised to a stellar fourth place out of 40 teams.

Well, it’s October again. Month number 10 brings us sweater weather, marks the onset of autumn and births the MLB playoffs. After 2,428 baseball games, the 2016 Major League Baseball regular season has come to a close — that’s a lot of innings. Thanks to the new wildcard system pioneered back in 2012, there are 10 teams who have earned the right to compete for the World Series trophy.

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 volleyball team put on a dominant performance in LeFrak Gymnasium this weekend, finishing the two-day tilt with a 2-0 record.

In its first game of the weekend, the purple and white took on Colby. The Mules proved no match for the Amherst women who took the contest in just three sets (25-18, 25-13, 25-5), making short work of their opponents in the final match.

It was a busy week for Amherst men’s soccer, as they competed in one non-conference matchup and two NESCAC games. The week began with a nail-biter against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday in Cambridge, Massachusetts.