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Jeffs Ninth at NESCAC Men's Tennis Championships

April 28, 2003

MIDDLEBURY, VT - The Amherst men’s tennis team took ninth place at this weekend’s 2003 NESCAC Men’s Tennis Championship, hosted by Middlebury College. The host Panthers landed in second place behind Williams College, which claimed its 11th consecutive NESCAC Championship.

Senior Adam Liebsohn (Mission Hills, KS) fell early, losing to Connecticut College’s Daniel Greenblatt in the first round of the #1 singles bracket. Sophomore Max Rettig (Rockford, IL) lasted into the quarterfinals of the #2 singles matchup, before falling to Tufts University’s Rifat Perahaya. Sophomore Arpan Podduturi (Bellevue, WA) lost to Wesleyan University’s Max Kates in the first round of #3 singles, and Tufts’ Danny Lang ended a claim by sophomore Will Abbot (Katonah, NY) in the first round of #4 singles. Senior co-captain Brian Chin (Dobbs Ferry, NY) held out into the quarterfinals of #5 singles, before losing to Bowdoin College’s Patrick Keneally. First-year Jonathan Godsall (Toronto, Ontario) also fought his way into the second round, before losing to Tufts’ Ben Alexander at #6 singles.

The doubles matches didn’t prove to be Amherst’s saving grace. Trinity College’s Jonathan Hart and Richard Lawrence eliminated Liebsohn and Podduturi in the first round of #1 doubles, and the Bantam duo of Cliff Stevens and Frederick Lovejoy ended Abbot and Rettig’s day in the first round of #3 doubles. Chin and Godsall held on for a first-round win at #2 doubles, before being bested by Williams’ Lex Urban and John Haywood in the quarterfinals.

The Jeffs will look to rebound on Tuesday, when they host Tufts at 3 p.m.

NESCAC Men’s Tennis Results