14th-Ranked Jeffs Sweep Western New Mexico, Univ. of La Verne

March 27, 2006

AMHERST, MA – The fourteenth-ranked Amherst College men’s tennis team picked up two shutout wins as they wrapped up their spring break slate over the weekend. The Jeffs posted a 7-0 thrashing of Western New Mexico University on Friday morning before following up with another 7-0 victory, over the University of La Verne, in the afternoon. With the wins, Amherst improves to 6-2 on the year.

Amherst claimed each singles matches of the day as 12 different Jeffs notched individual victories, including an 6-0, 6-0 win for sophomore Tal Avrahami (Riverdale, NY) over Western New Mexico’s Billy Wilton.

Amherst returns to action on Wednesday, March 29 when they host the University of Connecticut at 3 p.m.

Amherst 7 – Western New Mexico 0
SINGLES RESULTS
1. Josh Rilla (A) def. Renato Varella (4-6, 7-5, 6-1)
2. Lenny Lepner (A) def. Rafael Catay (3-6, 6-3, 6-1)
3. Mike Mintz (A) def. Rene Magana 6-2, 6-0
4. Tal Avrahami (A) def. Billy Wilton 6-0, 6-0
5. Jeffrey Wan (A) def. Emmanuel Hecher 6-0, 6-3
6. Brad Corbin (A) def. Lloyd Wilton 6-0, 6-4

DOUBLES RESULTS
1. Varella/Catay (W) def. Rilla/Lepner 9-8 (2)
2. Avrahami/Wan (A) def. Hecher/Robert McGrath (8-1)
3. Sam Maurey/Caleb Roswenc (A) def. Wilton/Wilton (8-2)


Amherst 7 – Univ. of La Verne 0
SINGLES RESULTS

1. Danny Babkes (A) def. Mike Longanecker (6-3, 6-3)
2. Jon Godsall (A) def. Josh Martin (6-0, 6-2)
3. Zach Lerner (A) def. Mario Backes (7-5, 2-3, ret.)
4. Austin Moller (A) def. McGerty (6-2, 6-2)
5. Karti Subramanian (A) def. James Muldoon (6-2, 6-0)
6. Scott Bronner (A) def. Adrian Laygo (6-2, 6-3)

DOUBLES RESULTS
1. Babkes/Lerner (A) def. Longanecker/Martin (9-8 (7-5))
2. Geoff Schwartz/Godsall (A) def. Muldoon/Laygo (8-2)
3. Backes/McGerty (LV) def. Subramanian/Bronner (8-6)