Amherst College men’s, women’s tennis advance to NCAA Division III semifinals
The top-ranked Amherst College women’s tennis team cruised into the NCAA Division III Tournament semifinal round with a 5-1 victory over No. 12 Washington University-St. Louis Monday in Kalamazoo, Mich.
The Lord Jeffs (20-2) will face No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Amherst led 2-1 following the completion of doubles play and took a 3-1 lead when Zoe Pangalos won No. 6 singles by default.
Amherst put the match away with a pair of 6-0, 6-0 victories at No. 1 and 4 singles.
Jordan Brewer cruised at first singles, while Caroline Richman did the same at No. 4.
Amherst College 5, Emory 3 — The third-ranked Lord Jeffs (30-8) erased a 2-1 deficit following doubles action to advance to the NCAA Division III Tournament semifinal round with the victory in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Amherst will face No. 1-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Andrew Yaraghi won at No. 3 singles to tie the match at 2-2, then was followed by Joey Fritz (No. 1) and Mark Kahan (No. 2) as Amherst built a 4-2 lead.
Emory won at No. 4 singles, but Justin Reindel pulled out a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory to seal the match.
Kevin Dupras of Belchertown was named a third-team D3baseball.com All-New England.
Dupras closed for Endicott. He had seven saves and a 3-2 mark in 22 appearances. He held a 2.41 ERA and struck out 39 with just nine walks.