LEWISTON, Maine -- Senior Josh Quijano and junior Vidyut Yadav both came up with victories in singles play, but No. 10 nationally ranked Brandeis prevailed 7-2 over the host No. 23 Bates men's tennis team Sunday evening in Merrill Gymnasium.
At No. 1 doubles, Brandeis's David Aizenberg and Anupreeth Coramutla handed Quijano (Los Angeles, Calif.) and junior Jacob Kauppila (Chesterfield, Mo.) their first loss, 8-5. Likewise, juniors Yadav (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and Nick Glover (Austin, Texas) also dropped to 3-1 at the second doubles position, falling 8-2 to Adam Tzeng and Jeff Chen.
Brandeis (5-1) swept the three doubles matches and won four out of six singles contests, including a pair of three-setters.
Yadav cut the gap to 3-1 with his 6-0, 6-4 defeat of Nikhil Das at third singles. Later, Quijano came back from a set down to defeat Aizenberg 6-7, 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles. But in two other three-set singles matches, Kauppila fell 6-4, 4-6, 4-6 to Coramutla at No. 2. Bates sophomore Alex Kennedy (New York, N.Y.) fell in an accelerated third set 2-6, 7-6, 10-1 to Tyler Ng after the team outcome had been decided.
Bates (2-2) next plays Saturday at 2pm at NESCAC opponent Connecticut College.