AMHERST, Mass. -- For the sixth consecutive season, Amherst punched its ticket to the national quarterfinals, defeating Bowdoin in the regional finals 5-1.
Downing Bowdoin for the second time this season, the Jeffs extended their match win streak to four. Having now won 21 of its past 22, Amherst carries a 33-3 overall mark into an quarterfinal showdown against Emory on Saturday in Claremont, California.
At first doubles, Joey Fritz and Justin Reindel defeated Sam King and Luke Trinka 8-5. Andrew Yaraghi and Aaron Revzin fell to Bowdoin’s Kyle Wolstencroft and Noah Bragg in the second slot 9-7, while Michael Solimano and Chris Dale upended Chase Savage and Chris Lord at third doubles 8-4.
Making quick work of Hugh Mo, Reindel inched Amherst closer to victory with a 6-0, 6-1 triumph at sixth singles. Solimano tripped up King at No. 3 6-4, 6-3, while Anton Zykov earned a 7-5, 6-2 fourth singles decision against Lord.