Rookie Geoff Schwartz was the only Amherst player to steal a set in singles play.
20th-Ranked Jeffs Fall at Top-Ranked Middlebury in NCAA Regional Final
May 7, 2005
MIDDLEBURY, VT - The 20th-ranked Amherst College menís tennis team saw its season come to a screeching halt with a 4-0 loss at top-ranked defending national champion Middlebury College in the finals of NCAA Northeast Regional play on Saturday. Amherst, which upended 18th-ranked Bates College in NCAA First-Round action on Friday, finishes its season at 10-6, while Middlebury advances to the NCAA Quarterfinals, hosted this year by the University of California Santa Cruz, for the third consecutive spring.
The host Panthers started off on the right foot with convincing wins in all three doubles matches and kept up its strong play in singles, winning the first set in five of six matches. Rookie Geoff Schwartz (Dallas, TX) was the only Amherst player to steal a set in singles play.
Middlebury 4 - Amherst 0
1) Brian Waldron (M) vs. Josh Rilla (A) 7-6 (6), 5-0 DNF
2) Ari Beilin (M) def. Danny Babkes (A) 6-2, 6-1
3) Nate Edmunds (M) def. Lenny Lepner (A) 6-2, 6-4
4) George Mayer (M) vs. Michael Mintz (A) 6-4, 1-3 DNF
5) Salih Unsal (M) def. Max Rettig (A) 6-0, 6-2
6) Alex Scott (M) vs. Geoff Schwartz (A) 4-6, 4-4 DNF
1) George Mayer/Justin Ingoglia (M) def. Josh Rilla/Danny Babkes (A) 8-3
2) Alex Scott/Ari Beilin (M) def. Lenny Lepner/Geoff Schwartz (A) 8-2
3) Brian Waldron/Nate Edmunds (M) def. Michael Mintz/Jeff Lawrence (A) 8-3