Danny Babkes '06
Photo by Sam Masinter
Senior Danny Babkes earned a singles and doubles victory against NYU on Sunday.

No. 21 Jeffs Edge No. 22 NYU, Crush Conn. College, 7-0

April 9, 2006

AMHERST, MA - The 21st-ranked Amherst College men’s tennis team picked up a pair of home victories on Sunday afternoon, edging No. 22 New York University (NYU) and crushing Connecticut College, 7-0, to improve to 11-4 on the year.

The Jeffs’ matchup with NYU was close the whole way as the two squads split singles decisions, but Amherst won all three doubles matches to secure the victory. Senior Danny Babkes (Baltimore, MD)and sophomores Tal Avrahami (Riverdale, NY) and Jeffrey Wan (Staten Island, NY) won the No. 2, 5 and 6 matches, respectively. Babkes teamed with classmate Josh Rilla (Westboro, MA) for a 9-7 win at No. 1 doubles, fellow senior Jon Godsall (Toronto, ON) paired with sophomore Geoff Schwartz (Dallas, TX) for an 8-4 victory in the No. 2 matchup and Avrahami and rookie Zach Lerner (Scarsdale, NY) completed the doubles sweep with an 8-4 win at No. 3.

It was all Amherst in the day’s second matchup as the Jeffs posted straight-set victories across the board in singles and swept all three doubles matches. Junior Karti Subramanian (Bethesda, MD) posted the most dominant victory, taking a 6-0, 6-1 decision at No. 4 singles.

Amherst returns to action Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Trinity College.

Amherst 4 - NYU 3
1. M. Gurevich (NYU) def. Josh Rilla (AMH) (6-2, 7-5)
2. Daniel Babkes (AMH) def C. Chen (NYU) (7-5, 6-0)
3. C. Chang (NYU) def. Geoff Schwartz (AMH) (6-3, 3-6, 6-3)
4. K. Loft (NYU) def. Austin Moller (AMH) (6-4, 2-6, 6-1)
5. Tal Avrahami (AMH) def. C Bengen (NYU) (6-3, 6-2)
6. Jeff Wan (AMH) def. N Buencamino (NYU) (6-2, 6-2)

1. Rilla/Babkes (AMH) def. Gurevich/Buencamino (NYU) (9-7)
2. Schwartz/ Godsall (AMH) def. Chen/Chang (NYU) (8-4)
3. Avrahami/Lerner (AMH) def. Bengen/ Frederich (NYU) (8-4)

Amherst 7 – Connecticut 0
1. Jon Godsall (AMH) def. David Kellog (CON) (6-1, 6-2)
2. Mike Mintz (AMH) def. Ned Minevitz (CON) (6-1, 6-3)
3. Zach Lerner (AMH) def. Pat Jones (CON) (6-3, 6-0)
4. Karti Subramanian (AMH) def. Jeff Bender (CON) (6-0, 6-1)
5. Sam Maurey (AMH) def. Andrew Watts (CON) (6-3, 6-0)
6. Brad Corbin def. Andrew Meyer (CON) (6-3, 6-0)

1. Godsall/Lerner (AMH) def. Jones/Kellog (CON) (8-2)
2. Mintz/Subramanian (AMH) def. Minevitz/Meyer (CON) (8-5)
3. Rozwenc/Maurey (AMH) def. Sherman/Watts (CON) (8-3)