Middlebury

Men's Tennis Falls In NCAA Title Match

May 19, 2006

The men's tennis team saw its hopes of winning a second NCAA Championship in three years come to an end as they fell to Emory, 4-1. The 2004 NCAA Champions and 2005 runners-up receive their second runners-up trophy in as many years. The Panthers end their season with a 22-3 record.

Middlebury took a 1-0 lead after capturing the doubles point. The #1 doubles pairing of Ari Beilin and Alex Scott won their match 8-3 while the #3 tandem of Salih Unsal and Brian Waldron won 8-5. In singles action #3 Nathan Edmunds was defeated 6-1, 6-0 to tie the match at 1-1. Brian Waldron at #1 was downed 6-4, 6-2 to give the Eagles a 2-1 advantage. Alex Scott extended his match at #6 to three sets, but lost 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 to make it a 3-1 Emory lead, when Ari Beilin fell at #2 singles 6-0, 6-4 to clinch the match for Emory.

Final Score: Emory 4, Middlebury 1

Singles:

1. Michael Goodwin def. Brian Waldron (M) - 6-4, 6-2
2. Patrick Redmond def. Ari Beilin (M) - 6-0, 6-4
3. Yoji Masuoka def. Nathan Edmunds (M) - 6-1, 6-0
4. Conrad Olson (M) vs. Hardy Ehlers - 6-4, 3-2 (DNF)
5. Salih Unsal (M) vs. Jesse Ferlianto - 7-5, 4-4 (DNF)
6. Michael Kaufman def. Alex Scott (M) - 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

Doubles:

1. Beilin/Scott (M) def. Goodwin/Masuoka - 8-3
2. Ehlers/Ferlianto vs. Bergesen/Edmunds (M) - 5-3
3. Unsal/Waldron (M) def. Redmond/Kaufman - 8-5