No. 14 Men’s Tennis Posts Commanding 9-0 Victory over Wisconsin-Whitewater Monday in California

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The No. 14 Tufts University men's tennis team flexed its muscles on Monday, as the Jumbos defeated No. 24 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 9-0, at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in Claremont, California. 

Senior captain Ben Battle was victorious in No. 2 doubles on Monday.

Freshman Zach Shaff (2-0), and juniors Rohan Gupte (2-0), Zain Ali (2-0) and Danny Coran (2-0) led the way for the Jumbos, as each individual was victorious in a single and doubles match. 

Gupte took care of business quickly in No. 1 singles, as he defeated junior Zane Navratil, 6-1, 6-3, and then Ali followed suit in No. 2 singles, dropping sophomore Jimmy Engelhart, 6-2, 6-1. Coran rattled off a straight-set victory, 6-2, 6-2, in No. 3 singles against sophomore Rory Calabria. 

Shaff posted a 6-3 victory in opening-set action, and then cruised to a straight-set triumph over junior Matt Zurowski with a 6-1 triumph in the second set during No. 4 singles. 

The Jumbos have received strong contributions early in the season from their first-year class, as freshman Nathan Niemiec dominated in No. 5 singles, defeating sophomore Brandon Dechter, 6-2, 6-1. In No. 6 singles, sophomore Ethan Chen emerged victorious in a back-and-forth match, as he defeated freshman Zach Wood, 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-8). 

Junior Griffin Brockman and Gupte stood tall during No. 1 doubles action, outlasting Engelhart and Navratil, 8-1. Shaff and senior captain Ben Battle formed a formidable pair in No. 2 doubles, as the two athletes recorded an 8-4 win over Calabria and Wood. 

Ali and Coran capped off the Jumbos' performances in No. 3 doubles, as they outperformed Zurowski and Dechter, 8-2. 

The Jumbos will continue their busy week with a match on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. against Chicago in Pomona, California. The squad will then square off against Colby on Wednesday at noon in Claremont, California.

Written by Trevor Wenners, Athletic Communications Intern

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