Bershtein reflects on journey from walk-on to captain

Ethan Bershtein did not take the conventional route to becoming captain of the Tufts men’s tennis team. At Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge, Conn., Bershtein was a standout singles player and a leader on one of the most dominant teams in the state — a team I played on with him. But despite his […]

Sorkin wins second straight ITA Cup Div. III national championship

In an extraordinary finale to his fall season, fourth-seeded junior co-captain Boris Sorkin won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Cup singles national championship for the second straight year at Berry College in Rome, Ga., on Saturday. Sorkin defeated Middlebury’s Stan Morris in three tight sets, 7–6 (5), 3–6, 6–1. After a shot by Morris sailed […]

Gorelik leads men’s tennis in promising Wallach Invitational performances

The Tufts men’s tennis team sent several athletes to Lewiston, Maine, to compete in the Wallach Invitational hosted by Bates College this weekend.  From the moment he first stepped on the court for the Jumbos, sophomore Isaac Gorelik has dug deep to deliver day in and day out. The Weston, Mass., native has accumulated an […]

Men’s tennis tops Trinity, falls to Williams and Middlebury in season run-in

The No. 18 Tufts Jumbos (5–7, 1–4 NESCAC) suffered their second straight 5–4 loss in the final set to No. 10 Williams on April 7 after falling to No. 5 Wesleyan by the same score the week prior. Tufts bounced back on Wednesday, April 10 by downing Trinity 9–0 before losing to No. 8 Middlebury 6–3 on […]

Men’s tennis impresses in 5–4 loss to No. 7 Wesleyan

In their opening home game, the No. 17 Tufts Jumbos (4–5, 0–2 NESCAC) displayed their most impressive form of the season on Sunday against the No. 7 Wesleyan Cardinals (9–2, 2–1 NESCAC). Tufts pushed Wesleyan to the brink in a marathon match: It started at 10 a.m. outdoors, and finished after seven hours indoors. Tufts ultimately […]

Men’s tennis gears up for spring season with renewed fire, hunger

After a hard-earned break that started back in October, Tufts resumes its season this Saturday with a visit to Brandeis. After a shorter fall season where preparation and anticipation for the longer spring was always in the players’ and coaches’ minds, springtime has finally arrived. With it comes stiff competition and a Jumbos squad eager to meet it […]

Sorkin clinches ITA Cup Div. III singles title as men’s tennis concludes fall season

In a storybook ending to his fall season, sophomore Boris Sorkin captured the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Cup Div. III singles national championship on Saturday at the Rome Tennis Center in Rome, Ga., the first Jumbo to do so. No. 4 seed Sorkin broke past No. 2 seed senior Chad LeDuff of UC Santa Cruz […]

Tennis teams look forward to opening the fall season

The Jumbos will be back on the courts again this weekend as they look to make use of a short fall season to put themselves in good stead for the spring. The men’s tennis team will travel up to Vermont this weekend to open their fall season at the first tournament of the year — […]

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 falls to Wesleyan, splits Saturday doubleheader

The No. 15 Tufts men’s tennis team went 1–2 across three road NESCAC matches over the weekend. On Saturday, Tufts fell to No. 13 Wesleyan, 8–1. The following day, the Jumbos beat the Hamilton Continentals, 6–3, in the morning before losing to the No. 4 Williams Ephs, 7–2, in the afternoon. Senior co-captain Ben Battle expressed […]