|Nathan Niemiec lost just one game in his #5 singles victory|
WHITTIER, Calif. - The 17th-ranked Tufts University men's tennis team continued a successful start to the spring, beating Whittier College 7-2 in California on Tuesday afternoon.
Tufts took the first two doubles matches before Whittier made it 2-1 after winning the third. The Jumbos' first two pairs of Zain Ali and Carl-Herman Grant (8-6) and Ethan Bershtein and Boris Sorkin (8-5) opened the scoring for Tufts. Chris Palacio and Thomas Koszowski answered for the Poets, winning 8-6 in the third pair.
The Jumbos kept rolling in singles play, winning all but one match. Rohan Gupte set the tone at #1 by winning 6-0, 6-2, followed by victories for Danny Coran at #3, Ben Biswas at #4. Nathan Niemiec (6-0, 6-1) and Armaan Kalra (6-1, 6-2) closed out the balanced attack for Tufts. Hunter Kettering picked up the lone singles win for Whittier on a defaulted match due to injury.
The Jumbos (4-0) wrap up their western trip against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Whittier (1-6) is back in action tomorrow against Sewanee.