WALTHAM, Mass. – Men’s tennis sophomore Benjamin Wolfe of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, has been named the March 7 Brandeis Athlete of the Week, presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group.
Playing at No. 6 singles, Wolfe played the clinching match as the Judges, ranked 20th in Division III by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, defeated #19 Bates College, 5-4. After the Judges won two out of three doubles matches, Bates rallied to win the first three singles matches. Brandeis responded with wins at No. 4 and No. 5, setting the stage for Wolfe’s heroics. After dropping the first set to Bates’s Alex Kennedy, 7-6 (7-4), Wolfe rallied to win the next two sets, 6-2, 6-2, for the Judges’ first win of the season against a ranked opponent. The win was Wolfe’s fourth in a row that came in three sets, and he rallied from a one-set deficit in three of those matches.
Overall this season, the Judges are 4-1, with their only loss coming to the #6 team in Division III. They will return to action on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. against RPI.
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."
Wolfe is a 2016 graduate of Wissahickon High School.
For more information on Brandeis men’s tennis, visit the team’s web page at www.brandeisjudges.com/sports/mten.