No. 20 Men’s Tennis Climbs to 8-6 Overall with a 9-0 Win over Coast Guard Saturday in Medford

MEDFORD, Mass. – The No. 20 Tufts University men's tennis team did not lose a single set during a pair of victories on Saturday, as the Jumbos concluded their tremendous day with a 9-0 sweep of Coast Guard in Medford, Massachusetts.  

William Gold was victorious in No. 4 singles action for the Jumbos.

The Jumbos (8-6, 4-4 in NESCAC) are currently on a three-match winning streak, coming away victorious in 24 of 27 sets during the spurt. Against the Bears (5-7, 2-2 in NEWMAC), the Jumbos won 97 games and only lost 37. 

The Jumbos were able to give some of their young talent an opportunity on the court, as five first-year collegiate players competed in the event. 

Freshman Nathan Niemiec downed junior John Hu, 6-1, 6-1, in the second slot, as the Scottsdale, Arizona, native improved to 7-4 in singles matches during the 2017 season. Niemiec was also victorious, along with sophomore Ross Kamin, at the No. 2 doubles flight, as the pair handed junior captain Mike Melampy and Hu an 8-5 setback.

Freshman Benjamin Biswas defeated freshman Adam Bahney, 6-0, 6-2, at the third slot, and freshman William Gold excelled in the clutch at the No. 4 slot against Melampy, prevailing in the first and second, by scores of 7-5 and 6-4, respectively.

Freshman Jason Scanlon kept a safe lead against freshman Arthur Wicke at No. 6 singles, winning the opening set, 6-3, and the second, 6-2. Freshman Ethan Bershtein teamed up with senior Austin Bendetson during the No. 3 flight, as the two athletes bested junior Ben Errington and Bahney, 8-3. 

Junior Rohan Gupte, who is now 3-1 in his last four singles matches, earned a straight-set victory, 6-2, 6-1, over sophomore Tom Hackett at the No. 1 slot. Junior Justin Brogan and sophomore Jack Phillips battled at the No. 5 slot on the individual side, with Brogan claiming a 6-2, 6-1 triumph. 

Junior Zain Ali and senior captain Ben Battle competed in the top slot on the doubles side, outdoing Hackett and Phillips, 8-5.

The Jumbos have two regular-season matches remaining on their schedule, as the group will travel to Waltham, Massachusetts, for a 3 p.m. matchup against No. 34 Brandeis on Friday. The squad will compete in its season finale on Saturday in Brunswick, Maine, against NESCAC Conference-rival and No. 4 Bowdoin at 3 p.m.

Written by Trevor Wenners, Athletic Communications Intern