WALTHAM, Mass. – The men’s tennis doubles team of sophomore David Aizenberg of Highland Park, Ill., and rookie Anupreeth Coramutla of Monroe Township, N.J., have been named the September 28 Brandeis Athletes of the Week, presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group.
The pair were honored for their performance at the 2017 Middlebury College Invitational, the first event of the season for the Judges. The duo opened with an upset over the second-seeded team of Rohan Gupte and Zain Ali from Tufts, extending the Jumbos to a tiebreaker before taking a 9-8 (9-7) win. They rolled over Jason Keye and Jack McLaren from Skidmore College, 8-2, in the quarterfinals before knocking off the third-seeded tandem of Steven Koulouris and JT Wynne, also from the Thoroughbreds, 8-6. Facing the tandem of Kyle Schlanger and Timo van der Geest from the host Middlebury Panthers in the finals, the Judges were unable to complete the sweep with an 8-6 defeat.
For Aizenberg, it was his second-straight strong showing at the Middlebury Invitational. As a rookie in 2016, he won the D singles flight.
The Judges return to Middlebury this weekend for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northeast Regional championship.
This is the third year of the Brandeis Athlete of the Week program presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group. The Athlete of the Year Program highlights a top Brandeis student-athlete who has had an outstanding athletic achievement from the week prior. Each selected student-athlete will be featured on the Brandeis athletics homepage and inside the Chateau Waltham and Jake N Joes
Owned and operated by the Nocera Family, the Chateau Restaurant of Waltham opened in 1933 and set the standard for providing the tradition of Italian family dining, friendly service and quality food at reasonable prices for its customers. Located on 195 School Street, with 900 seats, the Chateau is always ready to accommodate large parties.
The Nocera Family consists of 6 brothers who have always had a passion for playing sports. In 2010, The Nocera Family launched a new concept, Jake n JOES Sports Grille. Jake n JOES Waltham opened in 2014 and is the best place to watch a game and enjoy quality food.
"Brandeis student-athletes are fantastic role models in our community,” says Chateau President Joe Nocera, “They exemplify the ideals of excellence and commitment both on and off the playing field. The Chateau Waltham and Jake n JOES Waltham are proud to partner with Brandeis Athletics to continue to enhance a positive focus within the Waltham Community."
For more information on Brandeis men’s tennis, visit the team’s web pages at www.brandeisjudges.com/sports/mten.