Amherst Tops MIT in NCAA Tournament

May 8, 2006

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT's post-season run came to an end on Saturday when it fell to Amherst College, 4-1, in the first round of the NCAA Men's Tennis Championship Tournament. The Engineers finished the year with an overall record of 12-3.

Amherst took a 1-0 lead after picking up a pair of tight doubles matches. Michael Mintz and Lenny Lepner defeated Mark Egan and Eric Beren, 8-6, in the No. 2 position while Melvin Makhni and Peden Nichols lost, 9-7, in the No. 3 spot. Evan Tindell evened the match with a 6-2, 6-0 singles victory. The Jeffs then swept the No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4 slots to clinch the win.

MIT vs. Amherst College
Final Team Score: Amherst 4, MIT 1

Doubles
1. Evan Tindell/Thomas Dohlman (M) vs. Josh Rilla/Danny Babkes (A), 7-7 (Halted)
2. Michael Mintz/Lenny Lepner (A) def. Mark Egan/Eric Beren (M), 8-6
3. Tal Avrahami/Zach Lerner (A) def. Melvin Makhni/Peden Nichols (M), 9-7

Singles
1. Evan Tindell (M) def. Josh Rilla (A), 6-2, 6-0
2. Lenny Lepner (A) def. Thomas Dohlman (M), 7-6 (9), 6-3
3. Danny Babkes (A) def. Eric Beren (M), 6-4, 6-4
4. Michael Mintz (A) def. Mark Egan (M), 6-2, 6-4
5. Zack Lerner (A) vs. Peden Nichols (M), 6-1, 0-2 (Halted)
6. Jon Godsall (A) vs. Melvin Makhni (M), 3-2 (Halted)