|Boris Sorkin is competing for his second straight ITA Regional singles title this weekend.|
WATERVILLE, Maine – Junior co-captain Boris Sorkin of the Tufts University men's tennis team will vie for Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) New England Regional titles in singles and in doubles with freshman teammate Josh Belandres on Sunday.
Sorkin, the defending ITA New England singles champion, advanced to the semifinals of this year's tournament with a pair of victories on Saturday. He and Belandres also won twice in doubles on Saturday to move into the semifinals of that bracket.
In singles, Sorkin won his round of 16 match over Adam Tzeng from Brandeis 6-3, 6-3. Into the quarterfinals, he eliminated Zach Lieb from Wesleyan 6-0, 6-3. Sorkin will play Noah Lilienthal from Wesleyan in the semis on Sunday at 10:15 am.
The doubles team of Sorkin and Belandres opened Saturday with an 8-7 (4) win against Middlebury's Robby Ward and David Vilys. The Jumbos earned their semifinal spot with an 8-6 victory over the David Aizenburg and Anupreeth Coramutla pair from Brandeis. The Tufts tandem's semifinal match will be against Oscar Yang and Tristan Bradley from Bowdoin Sunday at 9 am.
If the Tufts competitors win in the semis, they will play in the ITA New England championship matches later in the day.
Jumbo sophomore Isaac Gorelik nearly joined Sorkin in the singles semis. He defeated Bowdoin's Yang in the round of 16 3-6, 6-3, 6-0, but lost a tremendous quarterfinal match against Wesleyan's Zach Fleischman 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4).
Colby College is hosting this weekend's tournament.