Encouraging season for Tufts falls just short

The Tufts men’s tennis team stormed out of the gates in its 2018 season, but several runs of misfortune, as well as a failure to capitalize on key opportunities, ended its campaign prematurely. Tufts split its final two matches against No. 3 Bowdoin (an 8–1 loss) and Colby (a 7–2 victory), registering a 10–6 overall record and a 3–5 […]


Tufts undone by Bates, bounces back with two victories

The No. 15 Tufts men’s tennis team registered a 2–1 record on the road this weekend. Tufts fell 7–2 to No. 24 Bates in a high-stakes NESCAC matchup on Friday. Yet, the Jumbos fired back in two non-conference contests, routing Rensselaer 6–3 on Saturday and subduing Skidmore by the same scoreline on Sunday. After losing […]


Tufts takes down MIT in first match of spring season

The No. 17 Tufts men’s tennis team traveled to MIT on Saturday to compete in its first match of the 2018 season. The Jumbos won all three doubles matches and three out of the six singles matches, winning with a final score of 6–3. Having lost to MIT in 2016, the Jumbos were thrilled to exact […]


Tufts to hit the courts on Saturday for season opener against MIT

The No. 17 Tufts men’s tennis team kicks off its 2018 season with an away match at No. 21 MIT on Saturday afternoon. After a rigorous but promising preseason campaign, the Jumbos are confident heading into their spring schedule. After ending their 2016–17 season with a final record of 9–7, the Jumbos are looking to refine their skills and improve […]


Men’s tennis competes at MIT Fall Invitational

Tufts competed in MIT’s Fall Invitational on Oct. 13–15, taking on NESCAC rivals and various Div. III teams from the Northeast. The doubles team of senior tri-captain Benjamin Battle and sophomore Zach Shaff made an impressive run, advancing to the quarterfinals of the tournament. Battle and Shaff opened with an 8–5 win over their bracket’s […]


Men’s Tennis: Five newcomers to face their first match this weekend

Blasting music and popping serves at 8 a.m. on Wednesday at the Voute Tennis Courts, the Tufts men’s tennis team prepares for the start of its fall season this weekend at the Middlebury Invitational. The team was supposed to start the season on Sept. 15 at the MIT Invitational, but Tufts ended up not taking part. Under the […]


Men’s tennis looks ahead after missing NESCAC tournament

The opening of the fall season is quickly approaching for the men’s tennis team, which will travel to Vermont on Saturday for its first meet, the Middlebury Invitational. This competition will be the first for the team since April 29 when, despite the best efforts of then-juniors Rohan Gupte and Zain Ali, Tufts suffered a tense 5–4 loss against Bowdoin. This […]


Jumbos win four of six in California

The Jumbos kicked off the season in a rapid fashion on their annual sun-bathed swing through California, winning four out of six matches in a span of seven days. For the young team — six of its members are first-years — the trip was an extremely beneficial experience. “It’s a great way for the team to […]


Ali advances to third round in MIT Invitational

The fatigue of the fall season caught up with the men’s tennis team last weekend at the MIT Invitational, which featured a 64-player singles bracket that brought together some of the best players in the NESCAC and from around the Northeast. The only Jumbo who managed to advance past the second round was junior Zain Ali, […]


Multiple Jumbos advance to semi-finals at Bates Invitational

Following the graduation of half of the men’s tennis team’s singles lineup last season, the team was plagued with injuries — ranging from nagging to severe — during the team’s formative fall months, which are crucial for deciding who steps into the vacant positions. Going into this season, the team had far more questions than answers as […]


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