|Jack Moldenhauer joined Isaac Gorelik to win the B doubles title today.|
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Tufts University men's tennis team won four titles – two in singles and two in doubles – at the Middlebury Invitational on Sunday.
Sophomore Isaac Gorelik won the A singles title and freshman Rishahb Sharda captured the B singles title. The team of junior co-captain Boris Sorkin with freshman Josh Belandres were the A doubles champion and Gorelik joined sophomore Jack Moldenhauer to take the B doubles crown.
Gorelik now has three Middlebury Invitational championships. In addition to the two he was a part of today, he won the C singles title last season. Today he got a free pass into the A singles final as he won by default against Colby's Scott Altmeyer. Playing Middlebury's Stan Morris in the final, Gorelik battled to a three-set win of 6-1, 3-6, 10-6.
Sharda was making his collegiate debut at the two-day event this weekend. The #2 seed in the B bracket, he eliminated 3-seed Adam Tzeng from Brandeis in the semis 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday. He then defeated Robby Ward, the #4 seed from Middlebury, 6-1, 4-6, 10-6 to take the B title.
In the A doubles final, Sorkin and Belandres won an exciting 8-7 (4) match versus Anupreeth Coramutla and David Aizenberg from Brandeis. The Jumbo duo had reached the final with an 8-3 win over Zach Ebenfield and Dylan Payne from RPI earlier in the day.
Two Jumbo duos were in the B doubles championship match as junior Owen Bartok and senior Ben Biswas played against Gorelik and Moldenhauer. The Bartok-Biswas team had fought for their semifinal win 8-7 (5) over Brendan Jimenez and Sergiu Celebidachi from Skidmore, the #4 seed in the flight. Gorelik and Moldenhauer had an easier 8-3 semifinal win against Brandeis' Benjamin Wolfe and Simon Kaupilla. They then went on to win the battle of the Jumbos 8-5.
At this 2019-20 season-opening event for the Jumbos, the doubles were played outside, with the singles semis outside and finals indoors.
The men's Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regionals are in two weeks (Sept. 27-29) at Colby College.