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Brandeis University's Community Newspaper — Waltham, Mass.

Men’s tennis able to find consistency

Published: April 20, 2012
Section: Sports

This past week, the Brandeis men’s tennis team dropped all three of their matches, two on the road, to fall to 4-10 on the season.

This past Friday, against 10th-ranked Bowdoin, the Judges failed to earn a single point as they were swept in both doubles and singles in a 9-0 loss. This was not a case of the matches being competitive either as the Judges’ only chances at registering points came at No. 2 doubles in which Ezra Bernstein ’12 and Dave Yovanoff ’13 lost 8-6 and at No. 1 singles in which Josh Jordan ’13 lost in three sets 3-6, 6-3, 10-8.

Two days later, the Judges hoped to rebound when they faced Boston College. Unfortunately, the Judges were again soundly beaten in a 7-2 loss. In No. 2 doubles, Bernstein and Yovanoff were able to defeat Billy Grokenberger and Michael McGinnis 9-8 (7-3) while Michael Secular ’15 dispatched Matt Wagner 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) in No. 5 singles.

A few days later, the Judges returned home to face 24th-ranked Trinity College. Brandeis got off to a quick start sweeping doubles action with an 8-5 victory in No. 1 doubles, an 8-5 win in No. 2 doubles and a 9-8 (7-2) win in No. 3 doubles to take a 3-0 lead into singles.

Unfortunately, the Judges were unable to sustain any momentum in singles action as they fell to Trinity 5-4. Trinity won all five of their points in straight sets with victories coming in No. 1 singles, No. 2 singles, No. 3 singles, No. 5 singles and No. 6 singles. The Judges’ lone win in singles action came at No. 4 singles in which Bernstein defeated Charles McConnell 7-5, 4-6, 10-5.

The Judges will return to action on Friday at 3:30 p.m. against Division I Bryant College in their final home game of the season.