Fourth-ranked Amherst wins three more, including one vs. Azusa Pacific
AMHERST, Mass. -- Amherst extended its dual match win streak to eight following a sweep against Glendale, No. 11 Azusa Pacific and Point Loma Nazarene on Thursday. The Jeffs are now 12-1 this season.
The Jeffs claimed the No. 1 and No. 2 courts in doubles play against Glendale to take a 2-1 lead entering singles. Carlos de Bracamonte and Sam Silver earned an 8-6 win from the top spot while Birk Mitau and Philip Qu won decisively (8-2) in No. 2 doubles.
Amherst swept through singles play. At the top of the lineup, de Bracamonte earned another win from the No. 1 court (6-4, 6-3) and Ben Fife won easily in the No. 2 spot (6-1, 6-0). Qu and Silver took the No. 3 and No. 4 singles by scores of 6-1, 6-1 and 6-3, 6-1, respectively. Rounding out the bottom of the order was Mitau on the No. 5 court (6-0, 7-5) and Karan Bains dropped set one from the No. 6 position but responded to take the win (4-6, 6-1, 11/9).
Despite falling 2-1 in doubles action, the Jeffs retaliated in singles play to edge No. 11 Azusa Pacific. Michael Solimano and Aaron Revzin picked up the lone Amherst win from No. 2 doubles with an 8-4 win.
In singles, Anton Zykov, Revzin and Justin Reindel took wins from the No. 3, 4 and 5 courts. Zykov edged his opponent 7-6, 6-3 and Revzin took both sets 6-3. Reindel dropped the first set 6-0, but retaliated with wins of 6-2, 6-0.
The Jeffs finished the day with a 7-2 win versus Point Loma Nazarene and swept through doubles action. Chris Dale and Andrew Scheiner headlined the group, earning an 8-6 win from the No. 1 court.
Andrew Yaraghi picked up a win from the No. 2 court (7-6, 1-6, 10/4) after earning a win from No. 3 doubles with partner Russell Einbinder (9-8). Amherst earned wins from the No. 4, 5 and 6 courts. Justin Hendrix won from No. 2 doubles (9-8) with Sean Rodriguez and also picked up a win in No. 4 singles 5-7, 6-2, 10/8. Andrew Arnaboldi and Brenton Arnaboldi won from the No. 5 (7-6, 6-0) and No. 6 (6-3, 6-0) positions, respectively.