Deepak Pathapati clinched both the doubles point and the overall match for Deerfield on a beautiful spring afternoon, as DA defeated Hotchkiss 5-2 to move to 7-3 on the season. Hotchkiss is now 8-4.
After Gideon Yektai and Cosmo Hunt defeated their opponents 8-1, Alfi Auersperg and Matthew Wuyan dropped a tight 8-6 decision at first doubles. Pathapati and Yao saved two match points and eventually closed out their match by a score of 9-7.
Deerfield took a quick 3-0 lead in singles behind victories from Hunt at fifth singles and Arthur Yao at sixth singles. After Pathapati’s win, Yektai earned Deerfield’s final point at third singles.
Hotchkiss’ points came from first and second singles, where Auersperg and Wuyan battled hard but came up short.
Deerfield travels to Exeter this weekend; updates will continue on Twitter, @deerfieldtennis.
Deerfield 5, Hotchkiss 2
Cole Maura/Andrey von Emme (H) d. Alfi Auersperg/Matthew Wuyan 8-6
Gideon Yektai/Cosmo Hunt (D) d. Jack Louchheim/Kevin Zhao 8-1
Deepak Pathapati/Adrian Yao (D) d. Aidan Dove/Andrew Oliver 9-7
Maura (H) d. Auersperg 6-1, 6-2
von Emme (H) d. Wuyan 6-2, 6-3
Yektai (D) d. Louchheim 6-3, 6-4
Pathapati (D) d. Dove 6-3, 6-4
Hunt (D) d. Oliver 6-1, 6-1
Arthur Yao (D) d. Will Muse 6-1, 6-3
Order of finish: Doubles 2,1,3; Singles 5,6,2,4,1,3