Felix Sun (Williams) and Alex Kahan (Amherst)
There were too many excellent performances in the Northeast this week to narrow it down to just one. McCook and Bettles both had great weeks for their respective teams, but the tiebreaker had to go to the NESCAC heavyweights. Kahan was Mr. Clutch for Amherst over Spring break. Against #14 Bowdoin, he teamed with Jon Cypers to win in a tiebreaker, tilting the match in the Jeffs’ favor. He also won at #1 singles, beating Sam King 6-2 7-6. Against #9 Cal Lu, he teamed with Chris Dale to win at #2 doubles, and swung the momentum back in Amherst’s favor when Cal Lu was fighting back by beating Justin Wilson 6-3 7-6. Finally, he provided the clinching 5th team point against CMS by coming back from a break down in the third set to beat Alex Lane 6-1 4-6 6-4 at #1 singles. The box score from the Pomona match is still unavailable, but I think he won in singles and doubles there as well.
Sun was absolutely dominant in both singles and doubles for Williams over the weekend. He teamed with Matt Micheli to post 8-3 and 8-2 victories at #2 doubles against CMS and Redlands, respectively. He also rolled past the 19th ranked player in the nation, Warren Wood, and bageled Redlands’ Nick Cummins at #2 singles. After playing #1 singles for Williams last year, the Purple Cows will probably be relying on him for consistent victories at #2 this year.
Honorable Mention: Anson McCook (Trinity), Matt Bettles (Bates)