|Sophomore Boris Sorkin won the A singles crown|
MIDDLEBURY, VT – Sophomore Boris Sorkin and freshman Isaac Gorelik of the Tufts University men's tennis team won singles titles at the Middlebury Invitational on Sunday to cap a strong opening weekend for the Jumbos.
Sorkin, the #2 seed in the A singles draw, defeated Bates College's Pieter Wernink in convincing fashion, 6-0 and 6-2, in the final. Gorelik won the C singles flight equally easily with a 6-1, 6-1 score over Rajan Vohra from Brandeis, the #1 seed in the draw.
Tufts entered Sunday with five singles players and two doubles teams reaching the semi-finals from Saturday's play. In his semi-final match, Sorkin advanced past Colby's Scott Altmeyer 6-0, 6-2 in A singles. Gorelik defeated C singles #2 seed Jackson Kogan of Brandeis in overtime 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) in the semi-finals.
Jumbo junior Ben Biswas lost to Bates' Wernink in the A semis. Sophomore Carl-Herman Grant fell to Anupreeth Coramutla of Brandeis in the B semis. In D singles, Jumbo sophomore Niko Hereford dropped a 6-3, 6-3 semi-final to Brandeis' Tyler Ng, the #3 seed in the flight.
Sorkin and Grant played in the A doubles semi-finals on Sunday and lost 8-5 to eventual winners Adam Tzeng and Kogan from Brandeis. Likewise, the Tufts pair of junior Zach Shaff and freshman Jack Moldenhauer dropped their B doubles semi-final match to a Brandeis duo – Vohra and Nikhil Das – by an 8-5 score. The Judges' pair went on to win the B doubles title.
The Jumbos will be back at Middlebury in two weeks for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association New England Championships September 28-30.