Michael Mintz '08

Sophomore Michael Mintz secured the Jeffs' lone point on Saturday.

No. 21 Jeffs Fall at No. 6 Williams


April 8 , 2006

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA - The 21st-ranked Amherst College men’s tennis team fell at Little Three rival Williams College on Saturday, 6-1. With the loss, the Jeffs drop to 9-4 on the year, while Williams improved to 7-2.

All three doubles matches ended with a score of 8-6 as Williams took the No. 1 and 3 matches to earn the doubles point. Amherst senior Jon Godsall (Toronto, ON) and sophomore Geoff Schwartz (Dallas, TX) prevailed in the No. 2 doubles match.

Sophomore Michael Mintz (New York, NY) was the lone Lord Jeff to capture a singles match, defeating Jeff Kivitz at No. 3 in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. Seniors Josh Rilla (Westboro, MA) and Danny Babkes (Baltimore, MD) and rookie Zach Lerner (Scarsdale, NY) all pushed their opponents to three sets but came up short in the loss.

Amherst returns to action tomorrow (Sunday) against visiting NYU and Connecticut College at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., respectively.

Williams 6 – Amherst 1
1. Daniel Greenberg (Wil.) def. Josh Rilla (4-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5)
2. Scott MacKenzie (W) def. Danny Babkes (2-6, 6-3, 6-2)
3. Mike Mintz (A) def. Jeff Kivitz (6-4, 6-4)
4. Gary Simonette (W) def. Jon Godsall (6-0, 6-2)
5. Ted Haley (W) def. Zach Lerner (3-6, 6-3, 6-2)
6. Bryan Monier (W) def. Tal Avrahami (6-3, 6-2)

1. Scott MacKenzie/Gary Simonette (Wil.) def. Rilla/Babkes (8-6)
2. Godsall/Geoff Schwartz (Amh.) def. Brett Thacher/Jeff Kivitz (8-6)
3. Daniel Greenberg/Bryan Monier (Wil.) def. Avrahami/Jeffrey Wan (8-6)