Josh Rilla '06
Photo by Charlie Quigg '09
Senior co-captain Josh Rilla closed out a prolific collegiate career on Sunday.

Jeffs Fall To Middlebury, 4-0, In NCAA Regional Final

May 7, 2006

MIDDLEBURY, VT – The Amherst men’s tennis team closed out their season with a 4-0 NCAA Regional Final loss to host Middlebury College Sunday afternoon. The Jeffs finish the year at 14-8, while Middlebury moves on to the National Quarterfinals, hosted by the University of Mary Washington.

The Panthers jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead with a pair of convincing doubles wins and then went on to secure the win with victories at Nos. 1, 2 and 3 singles. Senior Jon Godsall (Toronto, Canada) had split sets with Middlebury’s Alex Scott and was up 1-0 in the third before the game was called.

Middlebury 4 - Amherst 0
Singles
1. Brian Waldron (M) def. Josh Rilla (6-3, 6-0)
2. Ari Beilin (M) def. Lenny Lepner (6-4, 6-3)
3. Nathan Edmunds (M) def. Danny Babkes (6-0, 6-3)
4. Conrad Olson (M) ldg. Michael Mintz (6-3, 5-0, DNF)
5. Zack Lerner (A) ldg. Salih Unsal (7-6 (5), 4-2, DNF)
6. Alex Scott (M) vs. Jon Godsall (6-0, 4-6, 0-1, DNF)

Doubles
1. Scott/Ari Beilin (M) ldg. Rilla/Babkes (7-2, DNF)
2. Edmunds/Kevin Bergesen (M) def. Mintz/Lepner (8-0)
3. Waldron/Unsal (M) def. Lerner/Tal Avrahami (8-2)