Men's Tennis To Play For NCAA Championship

May 13, 2004

5/13/04 - Middlebury will play in the NCAA Championship of Division III Men's Tennis after a 4-1 win over defending NCAA Champion Emory. The Panthers will take on NESCAC rival Williams in the championship match at 1:00 p.m. Friday on the campus of <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. The win avenges a loss to Emory in last year's NCAA semifinals.

Middlebury won the first doubles match completed in the morning as Ari Beilin and Alex Scott were 8-4 winners. Emory evened the doubles score with an 8-6 win over George Mayer and Justin Ingoglia. In the third and deciding match in doubles play, Nathan Edmunds and Brian Waldron held on for the 8-5 win to give Middlebury a 1-0 lead heading into singles play.

Waldron won 6-1, 7-5 at #2, while Scott fell 6-2, 6-1 in the #6 slot. Leading 2-1, Edmunds gave the Panthers a 3-1 lead with a 6-3, 6-3 win in the #1 singles slot. Beilin and Mayer were in tight matches at #3 and #4, with Ingoglia going to a third set after falling 6-1 and coming back to pick up a 6-4 win in the second set. Ingoglia came on strong, winning 6-2 in the third set to end the match and give Middlebury a 4-1 win. (photo gallery)

Final Score: Middlebury 4, Emory 1


Nathan Edmunds (Midd.) def. Mark Odgers (Emory) - 6-4, 6-3


Brian Waldron (Midd.) def. Tyson Ramsay (Emory) - 6-1, 7-5


Ari Beilin (Midd.) vs. Alex Jacobs (Emory) - 2-6, 7-6 - DNF


George Mayer (Midd.) vs. Patrick Redmond (Emory) - 4-6, 5-3 - DNF


Justin Ingoglia (Midd.) def. Josh Rubens (Emory) - 6-1, 4-6, 6-2


Jesse Ferlianto (Emory) def. Alex Scott (Midd.) - 6-2, 6-1


Odgers/Jacobs (Emory) def. Ingoglia/Mayer (Midd.) - 8-6


Beilin/Scott (Midd.) def. Ramsay/Rubens (Emory) - 8-4


Edmunds/Waldron (Midd.) def. Ferlianto/Redmond (Emory) - 8-5