Mike Mintz
Senior Jeff Lawrence was the only Lord Jeff to
to win both his singles and doubles matches.

Jeffs Easily Defeat Springfield at Home 7-2

April 20, 2007

AMHERST, MA – The Amherst College men’s tennis team took a convincing win over visiting Springfield College this afternoon at home, winning 7-2. Amherst surprisingly dropped two of the three doubles bouts, but bounced back to take all six singles match-ups.

In a rare Friday match, the Lord Jeffs used this afternoon as a warm-up for a national showdown with NESCAC rival Middllebury College tomorrow. Amherst mixed up its doubles pairings from the usually six man rotation, allowing some increased action for the duo of first-years Scott London (Chevy Chase, MD) and Ben Krause (Vancouver, BC).

Springfield jumped out to a surprising 2-1 lead after the doubles portion, but Amherst would gather itself, and spring back for a 7-2 win. Both senior co-captain Karti Subramanian (Bethesda, MD) and junior Tal Avrahami (Riverdale, NY) won their singles matches losing only a single game.

The closest match of the day came from London, as he faced off with Springfield’s Trevor Romanzi. Romanzi stole the first set 7-5, but London took the second set 6-1, and the supertiebreaker third set 10-4 for the win.

Amherst returns to action tomorrow at noon for a huge match-up against national powerhouse Middlebury College at home.

Amherst College vs. Springfield College – April 20, 2007  Amherst, MA – AMH 7 : SPR 2

Doubles
1) Constant/Lisi (S) def.  Mintz/Subramanian (A) 8-4
2) Schwartz/Lawrence (A) def. Clime/Bala (S) 8-3
3) Romanzi/Lepore (S) def. London/Krause (S) 9-8

Singles
1) Mike Mintz (A) def. Andrew Contant (S) 6-1, 6-1
2) Karti Subramanian (A) def. Joe Lisi (S) 6-0, 6-1
3) Jeff Lawrence (A) def. Ethan Clime (S) 6-1, 6-1
4) Tal Avrahami (A) def. Rahul Bala (S) 6-1, 6-0
5) Scott London (A) def. Trevor Romanzi (S) 5-7, 6-1, 10-4 (in supertiebreaker)
6) Ben Krause (A) def. Alex Kosicki (S) 6-2, 6-1