Tufts rolls to victories over Hamilton, Coast Guard Academy

The last few weeks have been objectively difficult for the Tufts men’s tennis team. Yet as the losses to highly ranked opponents piled up, the Jumbos refused to succumb to negativity. Speaking after the team’s 6-3 loss to No. 9 Williams on April 16, junior Rohan Gupte reflected this optimism. “If we keep playing like […]

Jumbos fall to No. 1 Middlebury, bounce back against Bates

Playing through the heart of its schedule, Tufts fell to a trio of top-ranked opponents. In the span of a week, Tufts dropped matches to No. 4 Middlebury, No. 8 Wesleyan and No. 9 Williams. The team did manage to rebound, defeating No. 28 Bates on April 20. “For a lot of us, it [was] […]

Jumbos split a pair of NESCAC matches

Two matches against NESCAC opponents last weekend revealed the double-edged sword that is the Jumbos’ youth. A day after displaying its depth and promise during its game against Amherst, which it lost 5-4, the team then labored to defeat Trinity 5-4. Coming off an encouraging performance against Amherst, a makeshift Tufts squad traveled to Hartford, Conn. […]

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 […]

Jumbos last to third round in doubles play at ITA Regional Tournament

Men’s tennis competed at the ITA Regional Tournament on Oct. 1 at Williams College. There, two brackets of 64 were created (singles and doubles) to vie for early season honors. Tufts sent three singles players, juniors Zain Ali and Rohan Gupte and sophomore Ethan Chen along with three doubles teams. The doubles teams were Ali and Gupte, first-years Zach Shaff and Nathan Niemiec and Chen and first-year Benjamin Biswas. […]

Men’s tennis makes strides in conference after 2015-16 season

The No. 13 Tufts men’s tennis ended the season with promising results. The Jumbos took down the Bowdoin Polar Bears — ranked No. 4 in the country and No. 2 in the NESCAC — in their last game of the regular season with a 5-4 win in Gantcher Center. This locked down a No. 5 […]

Success in singles, but disappointing doubles showing for Jumbos

On Friday, sophomore Rohan Gupte advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2015 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Regional Singles Championship held at Williams, beating opponents from Clark University, Colby-Sawyer College and Middlebury. Gupte won his first two matches easily, with scores of 6-2, 6-3 against first-year Alex Wright of Colby-Sawyer College and 6-1, 6-0 against senior […]