No. 1-ranked Amherst sweeps Chapman in men's tennis

Chris Williams (photo by Chris Donlon)
Chris Williams (photo by Chris Donlon)

ORANGE, Calif. – The Chapman University men's tennis team suffered a 9-0 loss against Division III's No. 1-ranked Amherst College (Mass.) at the Chapman Tennis Courts on Tuesday night. The Panthers fell to 3-5 at home this year and have lost to the Jeffreys each of the past four seasons.

In the Nos. 1 and 2 doubles spots for Chapman (4-6), junior Dylan Tevlin and senior Alex Klein and sophomores Justin Thompson and Chris Williams lost 8-2 and 8-3, respectively. The loss for Thompson and Williams snapped their six-match winning streak and dropped them to 6-1 overall. Sophomore duo Andre Herd and Kevin Smyth played a close match before losing 9-8 (7) to Amherst's (8-0) Surain Asokaraj and Eli Mlaver.

The Panthers fought back in the singles matches with four of six matches going to three sets. Thompson, Tevlin, Herd, and freshman Sam Farzani each lost in three. Despite the loss, Tevlin still leads Chapman with five wins (5-5) this spring, with three of them coming from the No. 2 spot.

Chapman will host Trinity College (Conn.) at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Chapman Tennis Courts.

by Aileen Yoon
Sports Information Intern


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