|Sophomore Ben Biswas had wins at No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles|
TROY, N.Y. - The 15th-ranked Tufts University men's tennis team defeated 27th-ranked Rensselaer 6-3 on Saturday afternoon, snapping a 5-game winning streak for the Engineers. The win ended a 2-game skid for the Jumbos, who most recently fell to Bates 7-2 yesterday. Today's match was held at Sharp Courts in Troy, and was the second of three ranked road matchups for Tufts this weekend.
Tufts earned a 2-1 advantage in doubles play and never looked back. RPI's Sebastian Castillo-Sanchez and Andrew Imrie earned an 8-6 win at No. 1 doubles over Boris Sorkin and Carl-Herman Grant. The Jumbos recorded an 8-6 win of their own at the No. 2 match, with Nathan Niemiec and Zach Shaff beating McKinley Grimes and Zack Ebenfield.
Tufts' strong play continued in singles action, as their only two losses took three sets to decide. Sorkin redeemed himself following the doubles setback against Castillo-Sanchez in the No. 1 singles match with a 6-4, 6-3 victory. Niemiec got his second win of the afternoon at No. 2, besting Imrie 6-4, 6-0.
RPI's Thompson took down Grant in a lengthy contest at No. 3, 3-6, 6-3, 10-8. Niguidula gave the Engineers another win at No. 4 with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 triumph over Shaff.
Tufts' Danny Coran and Biswas provided victories for the Jumbos at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively. Coran defeated Grimes 6-3, 6-2 at No. 5, while Biswas picked up his second win of the afternoon at No. 6, topping Ebenfield 7-5, 6-2.
The Jumbos will look to end the weekend on a high note when they travel to Saratoga Springs, N.Y. tomorrow to face off against #26 Skidmore College at 12:00 p.m. RPI wraps up their spring regular-season at Union College on April 25.