Amherst Defeats MIT, 5-0, in Men's Tennis

May 6, 2007

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Amherst College advanced to the regional final of the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Tournament with a 5-0 win over MIT at Middlebury College on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers closed their campaign with a ledger of 13-6, marking their 11th consecutive 10-win season.

Amherst recorded its first win of the day when the No. 2 doubles tandem of Geoff Schwartz and Jeffrey Wan defeated Mark Egan and Peden Nichols, 8-4. Thomas Dohlman and Eric Beren fell, 8-6, in the top spot while Said Francis and Melvin Makhni dropped a hard-fought loss by a margin of 9-8 (11-9). Wan extended the Jeffs' lead to 4-0 following his 6-2, 6-1 win over Nichols in the No. 4 singles slot. Amherst sealed the match in the No. 6 position when Francis fell, 6-4, 6-0.

No. 3 MIT vs. No. 2 Amherst College at Middlebury, Vt.
Final Team Score: Amherst 5, MIT 0

Doubles
No. 1 Zach Lerner/Tal Avarhami (A) def. Thomas Dohlman/Eric Beren (M), 8-6
No. 2 Geoff Schwartz/Jeffrey Wan (A) def. Mark Egan/Peden Nichols (M), 8-4
No. 3 Karti Subramanian/Michael Mintz (A) def. Said Francis/Melvin Makhni (M), 9-8 (11-9)

Singles
No. 1 Zach Lerner (A) vs. Tom Dohlman (M), 7-6 (5) (Halted)
No. 2 Michael Mintz (A) vs. Eric Beren (M), 6-4, 4-1 (Halted)
No. 3 Geoff Schwartz (A) vs. Mark Egan (M), 7-5, 5-3 (Halted)
No. 4 Jeffrey Wan (A) def. Peden Nichols (M), 6-2, 6-1
No. 5 Karti Subramanian (A) vs. Melvin Makhni (M), 6-3, 4-3 (Halted)
No. 6 Daniel Kim (A) def. Said Francis (M), 6-4, 6-0