MEDFORD, MA – After a 9-0 win against Stevens on Saturday, the #9 Williams College Ephs visited the Tufts Jumbos Sunday. Building off of their good play from the day before, the Ephs were able to overcome the Jumbos 6-3.
The Ephs took two of three doubles matches against the 5-6 Jumbos to start the match strong. Alex Taylor '20 and Brian Grodecki '18 stayed undefeated for the 13th straight match in an 8-5 victory, while Benjamin Lebowitz '20 and Sachin Raghavan '18 held off a strong challenge against Ross Kamin and Nathan Niemiec. Jordan Sadowsky '18 and Rohan Shastri '17 also had a very close match, but were not able to overcome their opponents, going down 8-6.
Coming off a match advantage, the Ephs looked to finish off the Jumbos and get a crucial road victory under their belt. The team then won 4 of 6 to seal the victory. Lebowitz competed in his second singles match, winning it in three sets, including a 6-0 third set victory.
The only losses for the Ephs came in three sets. Sophomore Deepak Indrakanti was forced to retire midway through the third set in his match due to an injury. He was also held out of the Stevens match for the same reason. Despite this, Williams earned a difficult victory that provided optimism for the rest of the season.
"Today was an especially tough road match that put us to the test," said head coach Dan Greenberg. "We're getting better at every spot... Our guys responded well (to Tufts) and are looking forward to next week."
The men (9-4; NESCAC 2-2) will look to tack on two more victories next weekend when they host Bowdoin and Colby on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Both matches will start at 10:00 AM.
Williams 6, Tufts 3
Rohan Shastri (W) def. Zain Ali (T) – 6-4, 7-5
Rohan Gupte (T) def. Brian Grodecki (W) – 5-7, 6-4, 7-6
Sachin Raghavan (W) def. Dan Coran – 6-3, 6-2
Zach Shaff (T) def. Deepak Indrakanti (W) – 6-4, 2-6, 3-2 (injury)
Alex Taylor (W) def. Nathan Niemiec (T) – 6-2, 6-2
Benjamin Lebowitz (W) def. Ethan Chen (T) – 4-6, 6-3, 6-0