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Jeffs Defeat Salve Regina in Season Opener, 6-1

September 17, 2003

AMHERST, MA Ė The Amherst College menís tennis team defeated visiting Salve Regina University in its season-opener on Wednesday, 6-1. The Jeffs lost only two of 16 sets in their victory and move to 1-0 on the season, while the Seahawks fall to 0-1.

Sophomore Josh Rilla (Westboro, MA) led the way for Amherst, sweeping the No. 1 singles match over Matt Urbanetti (6-2, 6-4), and later teaming with first-year Jeff Lawrence (Irvine, CA) to down Urbanetti and Pat Cianciolo (8-4). Cianciolo had the lone victory for Salve Regina in a three-set win over Lawrence (6-7 (1-7), 6-4, 6-2).

Amherst returns to action Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the ECAC Championships, hosted by Vassar College.

Amherst 6 - Salve Regina 1

1) Josh Rilla (Amherst) def. Matt Urbanetti (6-2, 6-4)
2) Pat Cianciolo (Salve) def. Jeff Lawrence (6-7 (1-7), 6-4, 6-2)
3) Danny Babkes (Amherst) def. Kevin Hecker (6-1, 6-2)
4) Max Rettig (Amherst) def. Pat McNally (6-2, 6-0)
5) Jon Godsall (Amherst) def. Jon Crim (6-2, 6-2)
6) Bob Feeley (Amherst) def. Quat Vu (6-3, 6-2)

1) Rilla/Lawrence (Amherst) def. Urbanetti/Cianciolo (8-4)
2) Babkes/Godsall(Amherst) def. Hecker/Vu (8-5)
3) Karti Subramanian/Scott Bronner (Amherst) def. McNally/Adam Asselin (8-5)