Lord Jeffs Wrap 15-Match, Six-Day Spring Break Trip

CALIFORNIA, U.S.A. – The 12th-ranked Amherst College men’s tennis team wrapped up play on its annual Spring Break trip to California with six matches during the final two days of the journey. Amherst went 4-2 down the home stretch of a busy week that saw the team play 15 matches in just six days.

On Friday afternoon, Amherst split a pair of matches against Concordia and Linfield. The Lord Jeffs topped Linfield 9-0, while losing to Concordia 8-1. Against the Linfield Wildcats, Amherst’s top half of the ladder won each of the three doubles bouts by an 8-2 score.  Concordia, out of the NAIA’s Golden State Athletic Conference, overpowered Amherst’s second half of the ladder to improve to 10-1 on the season.

In the featured singles match against Linfield, two regionally ranked combatants took the court as Amherst’s Austin Chaftez (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA) knocked off Mark Magdaong 6-2, 7-6 (2). Sean Doerfler (Douglaston, NY) beat Linfield first-year Mitchell Davidson 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3, and rookie Alex Kim (Seoul, Korea) was a 6-0, 6-1 winner over Brent Kingzett.

On Saturday, Amherst played four matches in what is surely one of the busiest days for any Division III team all year. The Lord Jeffs started the day with a 6-3 win over Claremont Mudd-Scripps, before cruising to wins over Cal Tech and Chapman and suffering an 8-1 loss to Cal Poly Pomona.

Against C.M.S., Amherst’s Chafetz lost the first set 5-7, before battling back for a 6-0 win in the second stanza and taking a 3-1 lead in the third to force his opponent to retire. Following Chafetz’s win at number one, Mark Kahan (Unionville, CT), Moritz Koenig (Hamburg, Germany) and Wes Waterman (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) helped seal the win with a sweep of the two through four singles matches.

While individual scores and opponents are not available from the Cal Tech match, the Lord Jeffs lost just six total games.

The Lord Jeffs will take this week off before getting back on the court Saturday at Babson College, against the host Beavers and Brandeis University.

Amherst 1 : Concordia 8 ~ Friday, March 19, 2010

Doubles
1) Potapkin/Santarelli (C) def. Koenig/Kahan (A) 8-5
2) Elias/Berdai (C) def. Thaler/A. Gumport (A) 8-5
3) McNamara/Guler (C) def. London/Sheng (A) 9-7
Singles
1) Kahan (A) def. Elias (C) 6-4, 3-6, 10-8
2) Potapkin (C) def. Koenig (A) 6-2, 6-0
3) Berdai (C) def. Asokaraj (A) 6-4, 6-3
4) Santarelli (C) def. London (A) 6-4, 6-4
5) McNamara (C) def. Sheng (A) 6-2, 6-2
6) Guler (C) def. Gonzales (A) 6-1, 7-5

Amherst 9 : Linfield 0 ~ Saturday, March 19, 2010
Doubles
1) Chafetz/Sorrel (A) def. Magdaong/Kingzett (L) 8-2
2) Waterman/Doerfler (A) def. Kauffman/Levien (L) 8-2
3) A. Kim/D. Kim (A) def. Levering/Lyons (L) 8-2
Singles
1) Chafetz (A) def. Magdaong (L) 6-2, 7-6 (2)
2) D. Kim (A) def. DeWitt (L) 6-1, 6-2
3) Doerfler (A) def. Davidson (L) 6-1, 6-1
4) A. Kim (A) def. Kingzett (L) 6-0, 6-1
5) Sorrel (A) def. Levering (L) 6-4, 6-1
6) Kaufman (A) def. Edman (L) 6-3, 6-0

Cal Poly Pomona 8 : Amherst 1 ~ Saturday, March 20, 2010
Singles

1. Robby Dabbs (CPP) def. A. Gumport (A) 6-1, 6-3
2. Josh Lau (CPP) def. Thaler (A) 6-0, 6-2
3. Salvador Romero (CPP) def. M. Gumport (A) 6-0, 6-0
4. Kevin Singer (CPP) def. Rives (A) 7-6, 3-6, 10-7
5. Shane McNulty (CPP) def. Abbey (A) 6-4, 6-3
6. Morrison (A) def. James Lee (CPP) 6-3, 6-4
Doubles
1. Romero/Singer (CPP) def. A.Gumport/Thaler (A) 9-8 (4)
2. Lau/Boggero (CPP) def. M.Gumport/ Keolasy (A) 8-0
3. Dabbs/McNulty (CPP) def. Abbey/Sperling (A) 8-3

Amherst 8 : Chapman 1 ~ Saturday, March 20, 2010
Singles

1. A. Kim (A) def. Dylan Tevlin 6-1, 6-0
2. Asokaraj (A) def. Chritian Isip 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
3. Kaufman (A) def. Leland Buttle 6-2, 7-5
4. London (A) def. Tyler McCusker 6-1, 6-3
5. Sheng (A) def. Brent Pham 6-3, 6-2
6. Gonzales (A) def. Louis Polak 6-1, 6-3
Doubles
1. Tevlin/Isip def. Gonzales/Sheng (A) 8-2
2. London/Kim def. Buttle/McCusker 8-2
3. Asokaraj/Kaufman def. Pham/Polak 8-3

Amherst 9 : Cal Tech 0~ Saturday, March 20, 2010
Individual scores not yet available

Amherst 6 : Claremont Mudd-Scripps 3 ~ Saturday, March 20, 2010
Doubles

1) Chafetz/Sorrel (A) def. Lim/Keiffer (CMS) 8-4
2) Kahan/Koenig (A) def. Erani/Wu (CMS) 8-5
3) MacColl/Wei (CMS) def. Waterman/Doerfler (A) 8-5
Singles
1) Chafetz (A) def. Erani (CMS) 5-7, 6-0, 3-1 (retired)
2) Kahan (A) def. Lim (CMS) 6-7 (5), 6-4, (10-8)
3) Koenig (A) def. MacColl (CMS) 6-2, 6-4
4) Waterman (A) def. Cahill (CMS) 6-1, 6-2
5) Brockett (CMS) def. D. Kim (A) 7-6 (2), 0-6, (10-3)
6) Wu (CMS) def. Doerfler (A) 6-1, 6-4