Amherst Defeats Nichols 5-0 to Advance to Williamstown, Mass. Regional Final

BENNINGTON, VT – The Amherst College Mammoths (12-6) defeated the Nichols College Bison (20-4) 5-0 this afternoon in a match played indoors at the Bennington Tennis Center in the NCAA Second Round at the Williamstown, Mass. Regional.

Amherst will meet Williams in the Williamstown, Mass. Regional Final tomorrow at 1:30 PM on the campus of Williams College with the winner of that match advancing to the national quarterfinals being hosted by Claremont Mudd Scripps College  in Claremont, Calif., May 21-24.

Amherst swept the doubles with the #3 pairing of  Jesse Levitin/Sean Wei downing Brandon Howard/Igor Markowski, 8-2. The Mammoths' second point in the match came from the top of the ladder, where Zach Bessette/Jayson Fung topped August Moeller/Blake Norton, 8-3.

Amherst's #2 duo of Jon Heidenberg/Kevin Ma completed the sweep with an 8-5 win over Guilherme Barbosa/Peter Coletti. 

Amherst's #2 singles player Kevin Ma edged the Mammoths one step closer to the win when he closed out Guilherme Barbosa in straight sets 6-1, 6-2.

The Mammoths' Sean Wei sent Amherst into the regional final when he recorded a straight sets victory over Brandon Howard, 6-3, 6-2.


Tennis Match Results Nichols vs. Amherst

May 12, 2018 at Williamstown, MA (Lansing Chapman Rink)


Amherst 5, Nichols 0


  1. Sean Wei (AMH) def. Brandon Howard (NC) 6-2, 6-3
  2. Kevin Ma (AMH) def. Guilherme Barbosa (NC) 6-1, 6-2
  3. Zach Bessette (AMH) def. Blake Norton (NC) 7-5, 1-1
  4. Brandon Stewart (NC) vs. Jayson Fung (AMH) no result
  5. August Moeller (NC) vs. Jesse Levitin (AMH) no result
  6. Jack Donaldson (NC) vs. Jon Heidenberg (AMH) no result



  1. Zach Bessette/Jayson Fung (AMH) def. August Moeller/Blake Norton (NC) 8-3
  2. Jon Heidenberg/Kevin Ma (AMH) def. Guilherme Barbosa/Peter Coletti (NC) 8-5
  3. Jesse Levitin/Sean Wei (AMH) def. Brandon Howard/Igor Markowski (NC) 8-2


Match Notes: Nichols 20-4

Amherst 12-6

Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,1) T-2:15 A-30




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