WALTHAM, Mass. – #6 Amherst women's tennis defeated the #31 Brandeis Judges 8-1 on Saturday at the Brandeis Indoor Courts in Gosman Athletic Center. The Judges fall to 3-6, while Amherst improves to 6-4.
Brandeis got off to a rough start, as Amherst took all three doubles matchups. Seniors Emily Eska (Princeton, Mass. / Wachusett Regional) and Maya Vasser (New Rochelle, N.Y. / New Rochelle) had the best showing for the Judges, falling, 8-5, as they lost their first matchup as a pairing this season. No. 1 pairing sophomore Haley Cohen (Cherry Hill, N.J. / Laurel Springs) and rookie Olivia Leavitt (Falmouth, Maine / Falmouth) lost 8-4 to Amherst's Sue Ghosh and Sarah Monteagudo.
Brandeis' lone point for the afternoon came courtesy the No. 3 singles matchup, as rookie Keren Khromchenko (Manalapan, N.J. / Academy of Allied Health and Science) split the first two sets with Jackie Calla, 6-4, 1-6, and took the ten-point tiebreaker played in lieu of a third set, 10-7. The No. 4, 5, and 6 matchups all played eight point games, which Amherst took 8-2, 8-3, and 8-3, respectively.
The Judges continue play tomorrow with their final match of the Nor'Easter Bowl, against St. Lawrence at home at 9:00 AM.-by Corey Cohen '18