Sorkin Moves into ITA Men's Tennis New England Singles Semi-finals

Boris Sorkin is one of four singles players remaining in the tournament

MIDDLEBURY, VT – Sophomore Boris Sorkin of the Tufts University men's tennis team continued an outstanding fall season by advancing to the semi-finals of the singles bracket at the 2018 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) New England Championships hosted by Middlebury College on Saturday.

Sorkin defeated two players from the host Panthers to move to the semis. In the round of 16, he topped Stanley Morris 6-3, 6-2. Facing Noah Farrell, the #3 seed in the singles draw, in the quarterfinals later in the day, Sorkin moved on in two sets 6-3, 7-5.

Tomorrow in the semi-finals, Sorkin will go up against Amherst College #2 seed Sean Wei. The Jumbo sophomore is the sixth seed in the bracket. On the other side, the semi-finals pit Williams College's Arturo Kam against Jerry Jiang from Bowdoin. The final is slated for Sunday afternoon.

Also on Saturday, Tufts had the doubles pair of junior Nathan Niemiec and freshman Paris Pentousis in action. They lost to the Bowdoin pair of Jiang and Jordan Wang 8-3 in the round of 16.

An All-NESCAC second team selection in singles for the Jumbos as a freshman last year, Sorkin won the A singles tournament at the Middlebury Invitational on September 16 this fall.