Gupte and Chen of Men’s Tennis Compete in Final-Round Action at the Bates Invitational Sunday

LEWISTON, Maine – The Tufts University men's tennis team competed in seven matches during final-day action at the Bates Invitational Sunday in Lewiston Maine, as junior Rohan Gupte and sophomore Ethan Chen competed in the final rounds of the "A" and "B" singles flights, respectively. 

Danny Coran posted three victories during the two-day tournament.

Eight Jumbos competed in the two-day tournament, including Chen (5-2), Gupte (3-2), junior Danny Coran (3-2), freshman Ethan Bershtein (3-2), freshman Benjamin Biswas (2-2), freshman Jason Scanlon (2-2), freshman Nathan Niemiec (2-2) and freshman Zach Shaff (0-2). 

Gupte showcased his immense talent in second-day action, as he defeated Ryan Bunis of Brandeis in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2, in semifinal-round action during the "A" singles flight. The Las Vegas, Nevada, native fell short, 6-4, 6-1, in championship-round action against top-seeded Kai Yuen Leung of Skidmore. 

Gupte defeated second-seeded Vlad Murad of Colby, 6-3, 4-6, 10-6, in the first round Saturday, and then defeated Pat Ordway of Bates, 6-2, 4-6, 5-4 Ret., in quarterfinal-round action.  

Chen also performed tremendously Sunday, as he defeated second-seeded Eliot Rozovsky of Bowdoin in straight sets, 7-6, 6-0, during semifinal-round action in the "B" singles flight. The Weston, Massachusetts, native advanced to the championship round, but was outlasted, 6-2, 7-6 (4), by Lucas Pickering of Skidmore. 

Chen posted a pair of straight-set victories Saturday, as he defeated Brent Feldman of Bates, 6-1, 6-2, in the first round, and then beat David Eisenberg of Brandeis, 7-5, 7-6 (1), during the quarterfinal round. 

Coran also competed in semifinal-round action Sunday, as the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, native was defeated by John Wynne of Skidmore, 2-6, 6-4, 10-3, in the "C" singles flight. 

The squad also participated in a pair of semifinal-round matches during the "B" doubles flight, as Scanlon and Biswas fell short, 8-6, against Adam Schwartz and Vidyut Yadav of Bates on one side of the bracket. On the other side of the bracket, Chen and Bershtein were fighting for a spot in the championship round, but the two athletes were defeated, 8-3, by Grant Urken and Justin Patel of Bowdoin. 

Leung of Skidmore was the champion of the "A" singles flight, while Pickering of Skidmore was the last person standing in the "B" singles flight. Wynne of Skidmore was victorious in the "C" singles flight, while Harshil Dwivedi of Brandeis was the winner of the "D" singles flight. 

The second-seeded pairing of Carl Reid and Murad of Colby were the champions of the "A" doubles bracket, while Urken and Patel of Bowdoin took home championship honors in the "B" doubles flight. 

The Jumbos will be back in action next weekend, as the team will travel to Cambridge, Massachusetts, for the MIT Invitational on Saturday and Sunday.

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