Matthew Wuyan and Arthur Yao both won three-set singles thrillers, but Deerfield lost 4-3 to Andover in a blockbuster Family Weekend matchup. Deerfield is now 2-3 on the season, while Andover remains undefeated at 5-0.
Deerfield’s three-match doubles winning streak was brought to an end by Andover’s second and third pairs. Gideon Yektai and Cosmo Hunt lost a tough 8-4 decision, while Deepak Pathapati and Adrian Yao fell 8-3. At first doubles, Alfi Auersperg and Matthew Wuyan were leading 7-4 when play was halted.
Auersperg got Deerfield on the board at first singles, where he defeated Chase Denholm 6-2, 6-1.
Andover earned two quick points from the third and fourth singles positions; Yektai played a close first set before dropping the second 6-1, while an injured Pathapati battled hard but managed only a pair of games.
Andover clinched the match at fifth singles, where Sean Kralik defeated Hunt 6-3 in the third.
Deerfield will seek to level its record against NMH this coming Wednesday, before enjoying a rare weekend off.
Andover 4, Deerfield 3
Alfi Auersperg/Matthew Wuyan (D) led Chase Denholm/Nash Johnson 7-4
Hayden Gura/Aidan Burt (A) d. Gideon Yektai/Cosmo Hunt 8-4
Mac Katkavich/Sean Kralik (A) d. Deepak Pathapati/Adrian Yao 8-3
Auersperg (D) d. Denholm 6-2, 6-1
Wuyan (D) d. Gura 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Burt (A) d. Yektai 6-4, 6-1
Johnson (A) d. Pathapati 6-2, 6-0
Kralik (A) d. Hunt 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Arthur Yao (D) d. Adam Mofid 6-4, 1-6, 6-1
Order of finish: Doubles 3,2; Singles 3,4,1,2,5,6