#10 men top NYU, 6-3, on Senior Day

The men and women of Brandeis Tennis Class of 2019! (Photo by Julie Mizraji)
The men and women of Brandeis Tennis Class of 2019! (Photo by Julie Mizraji)

WALTHAM, Mass. – The Brandeis University men's tennis team got back to its winning ways today as the Judges defeated University Athletic Association rivals New York University, 6-3, on the Rieger Tennis Courts on Senior Day. The 10th-ranked Judges improve to 13-3 on the campaign, while the Violets fall to 4-4.

Brandeis opened strong by sweeping doubles action. The #1 duo of junior David Aizenberg (Highland Park, Ill./Highland Park) and sophomore Anupreeth Coramutla (Madison Township, N.J./Phillips Andover) started with an 8-2 win, while rookie Colt Tegtmeier (Madison, Wisc./James Madison Memorial) and senior Tyler Ng (Great Neck, N.Y./Great Neck South) were 8-4 winners at #3. The Judges completed the sweep at #2, where rookie Adam Tzeng (Eagle, Idaho/Eagle) teamed with senior Zach Cihlar (Phoenix, Ariz. / Brophy College Prep.) for an 8-4 win to complete the sweep.

The teams split singles matches. Ng dropped a 6-3, 6-0 decision to Lucas Bondi at #4 as NYU got on the board. Coramutla got the Judges within one with a 6-3, 6-2, victory at #2 over Stefan Rodic. NYU picked up its second point at #1 singles when Vishal Walia downed Aizenberg, 6-3, 6-3, to make it 4-2.

The final three matches all came down to three sets. The Judges clinched at #5, when rookie Jeff Chen (Northfield, Ill. / New Trier) bested Rahul Das, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2. Cihlar earned his final home singles win at #6, 6-0, 5-7, 6-3, over Christian Otero. NYU's Yanik Parsch rallied past Tzeng to close out the scoring, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Brandeis will wrap up its regular season with a non-conference match at MIT next Friday before heading to Florida April 24 through 26 for the UAA Tournament.