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Danny Babkes '06
Lenny Lepner '07
Jon Godsall '07
Mike Mintz '08
Jeffrey Wan '08

Amherst College Men's Tennis

Amherst's Rilla Recognized with Clarence Chaffee Sportsmanship Award
May 9 - Amherst senior men's tennis co-captain Josh Rilla was awarded the Clarance Chaffee Sportsmanship Award on Tuesday by vote of the NESCAC coaches, given ennually to the individual who best combines and displays a high standard of tennis coupled with the highest levels of sportsmanship. Full Story

Men's Tennis Falls at Middlebury in NCAA Regional

May 7 - The Amherst men's tennis team fell to NCAA Division III Tournament Regional host Middlebury College on Sunday afternoon, 4-0. The Jeffs conclude their season at 14-8, while Middlebury advances to the NCAA Quarterfinals. Full Story

Men's Tennis Advances to NCAA Regional Final With 4-1 Win Over MIT
May 6 - The Amherst men's tennis team advanced to its second straight NCAA Division III Tournament Regional Final with a 4-1 victory over MIT at Middlebury College on Saturday. The Jeffs advance to face the host Panthers tomorrow at noon. Full Story

Jeffs Reach Second Straight NCAA Tournament, Set to Face MIT
May 3 - The 22nd-ranked Amherst men’s tennis team was awarded its second consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament on Monday and will face off with No. 17 MIT on Saturday at 1 p.m. at fourth-ranked regional host Middlebury College. Full Preview

Fifth-Seeded Men's Tennis Suffers 4-3 Heartbreaker to Top-Seeded Middlebury in NESCAC Semifinals

April 29 - The fifth-seeded Amherst men's tennis team came up just short against top-seeded Middlebury College on Saturday, suffering a narrow 4-3 loss in the NESCAC Tournament Semifinals at Williams College. Full Story

Fifth-Seeded Jeffs Advance To NESCAC Semifinals With 6-1 Win Over Bowdoin
April 28 - The 21st-ranked and fifth-seeded Amherst College men’s tennis team easily defeated fourth-seed Bowdoin College, 6-1, in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Championship Tournament on Friday. The Jeffs advance to the semifinal round, where they will face top-seeded Middlebury College, tomorrow (Saturday) at 1 p.m. at tournament host Williams College. Full Story

No. 21 Jeffs Blanked at Fourth-Ranked Middlebury
April 22 - The 21st-ranked Amherst men’s tennis team suffered a 7-0 defeat at fourth-ranked opponent Middlebury College on Saturday afternoon, falling to 12-6 on the season. Full Story

No. 21 Men's Tennis Posts 5-1 Victory at Tufts
April 17 - The 21st-ranked Amherst men's tennis team posted a 5-1 victory at Tufts University on Monday afternoon, improving to 12-5 on the season. Full Story

No. 21 Jeffs Fall at 10th-Ranked Trinity, 5-2
April 11 - The 21st-ranked Amherst men’s tennis team fell at 10th-ranked Trinity college on Tuesday afternoon, 5-2. Sophomore Michael Mintz and rookie Zach Lerner picked up the lone Jeff victories as they dropped to 11-5 with the loss, while Trinity remained undefeated at 11-0. Full Story

No. 21 Jeffs Edge No. 22 NYU, Crush Conn. College, 7-0
April 9 - The 21st-ranked Amherst 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. Full Story

No. 21 Jeffs Fall at No. 6 Williams
April 8 - The 21st-ranked Amherst 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. Full Story

No. 21 Jeffs Edged at Bowdoin, Best Bates
April 2 - The 21st-ranked Amherst men’s tennis team suffered a narrow 4-3 loss at Bowdoin College on Saturday, but bounced back to earn a 5-2 victory at Bates College on Sunday to move to 9-3 on the season. Full Story

Men's Tennis Posts Fourth Straight 7-0 Win

March 31 - The fourteenth-ranked Amherst College men’s tennis team posted their fourth straight 7-0 win on Thursday afternoon. The Jeffs’ latest target was NESCAC and Little Three rival Wesleyan University, which falls to 5-1, while Amherst improves to 8-2. Full Story

Men's Tennis Blanks UConn, 7-0
March 29 - The Amherst men's tennis team swept visting University of Connecticut on Wednesday, 7-0, improving to 7-2 on the season. Full Story

Men's Tennis Sweeps Western New Mexico, La Verne
March 24 - The Amherst men's tennis team wrapped up its spring-break slate with a pair of 7-0 victories over Western New Mexico University and the University of La Verne on Friday. Full Story

14th-Ranked Jeffs Snubbed at Cal Poly, 7-0
March 21 - The 14th-ranked Amherst men's tennis team suffered a 7-0 loss at Division I opponent Cal. Poly. State University on Tuesday, falling to 3-2 on the season. Full Story

14th-Ranked Jeffs Blanked at No. 1 UC Santa Cruz
March 18 - The 14th-ranked Amherst men’s tennis team opened its spring slate with a 7-0 shutout loss at top-ranked University of California at Santa Cruz on Saturday. Sophomores Jeffrey Wan and Tal Avrahami earned the lone win of the day, posting an 8-6 win at No. 2 doubles, but it wasn’t enough to earn the point as the Jeffs fell to 3-1 in match play on the year. Full Story

Jeffs Crush Colby, 6-1
October 16 - The Amherst men's tennis team crushed visiting Colby College on Sunday, 6-1. The Jeffs close their fall slate with a perfect 3-0 record, while Colby drops to 0-1 after its only dual match of the season. Full Story

Jeffs Shine at Wallach Invitational
October 10 - The Amherst College men's tennis team closed out its fall slate at the Wallach Invitational, hosted by Bates College over the weekend, securing both the "B" flight doubles title and the "C" Flight singles title. Full Story

Jeffs Excel at ITA New England Regional

October 4 - The Amherst College men's tennis team had three players reach the third round of singles competition at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association New England Region Men's Tennis Championships, hosted by Williams College over the weekend. Seniors Josh Rilla and Danny Babkes and junior Lenny Lepner all reached the Round of 16, while sophomore Geoff Schwartz reached the second round before bowing out. Full Story

Jeffs Blank Brandeis, 7-0
September 28 - The Amherst men's tennis team posted a decisive 7-0 victory at non-conference foe Brandeis University on Tuesday. Full Story

Jeffs Open Fall Slate with 7-0 Victory Over Visiting Salve Regina
September 23 - The Amherst men's tennis team swept all six singles matches and the doubles point to blank visiting Salve Regina University in both teams' season-opener on Friday afternoon. Full Story

Jeffs Eye Second Consecutive NCAA Team Tournament Appearance
September 15 - After posting a 10-6 record and its best finish in four years at last season's NESCAC Tournament, the 17th-ranked Amherst men's tennis team looks for its second-straight NCAA Team Tournament appearance in 2005-06. The Jeffs open their fall slate on Friday, September 23 at 3:30 p.m., hosting non-conference foe Salve Regina. Full Story

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