Mike Mintz '08
Jeffrey Wan has picked up a pair of wins in California.

Jeffs Off to Hot Start for 2007 Spring Season

March 23, 2007

POMONA, CA – The Amherst College men’s tennis team has played very well during their California swing this week, picking up impressive wins over California-Lutheran University and 13th-ranked Kalamazoo. Amherst dropped its first match of the spring, 3-6, against Bowdoin College yesterday in a non-conference match-up.

After defeating M.I.T. on March 10th, Amherst headed to the west coast to face a tough spring slate. The Lord Jeffs picked up its second consecutive win to start the spring season with a convincing 6-3 victory over California-Lutheran on Monday. Amherst swept the doubles competition against CLU, and picked up wins in the 4-5-6 spots as well.

Amherst would need to continue its hot streak when facing 13th-ranked Kalamazoo the following afternoon to pick up a win. Kalamazoo took a 3-0 sweep in the doubles slate, but Amherst would rally back, and take all six singles matches to seal the win. At 3-0, Amherst had won all of their matches by the same 6-3 score.

The luck of the 6-3 score would run out on Thursday, as Amherst fell to conference rival Bowdoin by the same score to end the undefeated spring start for the Jeffs. Amherst’s Zack Lerner (Scarsdale, NY) led the Jeffs, as he paired with Tal Avrahami (Riverdale, NY) to win the #2 doubles match, before taking a 6-1, 6-0 win in the top singles match.

Amherst will face Chapman on Friday before returning home for the NESCAC season. The two team’s square off at 2:00 p.m.

#18 Amherst College vs Cal-Lutheran University – March 19, 2007 – Amherst 6 : Cal-Lutheran 3
Doubles
1. Schwartz/Mintz (A) def. Staley/Hunt (CLU) 8-4
2. Avrahami/Lerner (A) def. Wetterholm/Culpepper (CLU) 8-1
3. Subramanian/Biesecker (A) def. Karsant/Schijf (CLU) 8-0

Singles
1. Ben Staley (CLU) def. Michael Mintz (A) 6-2, 6-1
2. Zack Lerner (A) def. Paul Wetterholm (CLU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
3. Joe Lonergan (CLU) def. Jeff Schwartz (A) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
4. Jeffrey Wan (A) def. Forrest Hunt (CLU) 7-6 (3), 6-2
5. Karti Subramanian (A) def. John Karsant (CLU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Jeff Lawrence (A) def. Jordan Culpepper (CLU) 7-6 (1), 6-3

#18 Amherst College vs #13 Kalamazoo – March 20, 2007 – Amherst 6 : Kalamazoo 3
Doubles
1. Kempster/Brown (K) def. Schwartz/Biesecker (A) 8-3
2. Hubbard/Jadun (K) def. Avrahami/Lerner (A) 8-3
3.Brown/Marker (K) def. Subramanian/Mintz (A) 8-6

Singles
1. Zack Lerner (A) def. Alec Kempster (K) 6-4, 6-4
2. Michael Mintz (A) def. Jason Brown (K) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
3. Tristan Biesecker (A) def. Cyrus Jadun (K) 6-2, 7-5
4. Jeffrey Wan (A) def. Tim Hubbard (K) 6-4, 6-4
5. Karti Subramanian (A) def. Matt Wise (K) 6-2, 6-1
6. Jeff Schwartz (A) def. Luke Market (K) 6-2, 6-2

#18 Amherst College vs #16 Bowdoin College – March 22, 2007 – Amherst 3 : Bowdoin 6
Doubles
1. Bitetti/Gates (B) def. Schwartz/Wan (A) 8-2
2. Avrahami/Lerner (A) def. Fried/Neely (B) 8-4
3. White/Anderson (B) def. Subramanian/Mintz (A) 8-4

Singles
1. Zack Lerner (A) def. Samuel Bitetti (B) 6-1, 6-0
2. Garett Gates (B) def. Michael Mintz (A) 6-2, 6-2
3. Alex Caughron (B) def. Tristan Biesecker (A) 6-3, 6-3
4. Jamie Neely (B) def. Jeffrey Wan (A) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
5. Alex White (B) def. Karti Subramanian (A) 6-3, 6-4
6. Jeff Schwartz (A) def. Adam Davis (B) 6-1, 6-2