Top-Seeded Amherst Takes Down Bowdoin in NESCAC Semifinals

Top-Seeded Amherst Takes Down Bowdoin in NESCAC Semifinals

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - The Amherst College men's tennis team eliminated Bowdoin from NESCAC Championship contention on Saturday, dispatching the Polar Bears with a 5-0 win in the conference seminfinals. Amherst improves to 30-1 this season while the Polar Bears (12-6) will hope for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament when selections are announced on Monday.

Amherst swept all three doubles matches, with Wes Waterman and Mortiz Koenig edging Samuel King and Chris Lord 9-7 at #2. Koenig made quick work of Michael Powers, earning a 6-1, 6-0 win at #6 to give the Jeffs a 4-0 lead. Austin Chafetz followed with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Lord, sealing the victory at #3 singles.

Final Score: Amherst 5, Bowdoin 0
Doubles  
1. Rattenhuber/Chafetz (A) def. Sullivan/Pena (B) – 8-5
2. Waterman/Koenig (A) def. King/Lord (B) – 9-7 
3. Chris Dale/Mark Kahan (A) def. Kent Winningham/Raouf Grissa (B) – 8-4  

Singles
1. Luis Rattenhuber (A) led Stephen Sullivan (B) – 6-3, 4-4  
2. Mark Kahan (A) led Samuel King (B) – 6-4, 4-1 
3. Austin Chafetz (A) def. Chris Lord (B) – 6-3, 6-0        
4. Oscar Pena (B) led Joey Fritz (A) – 1-6, 6-1, 5-2
5. Casey Grinden (B) led Wes Waterman (A) - 7-6, 1-1     
6. Moritz Koenig (A) def. Michael Power (B) – 6-1, 6-0