Williams Falls 5-0 to UC Santa Cruz in NCAA Men's Tennis Quarterfinals
Courtesy Williams Sports Information
CLAREMONT, Calif. - A solid campaign came to a conclusion today for the Williams College men's tennis team when it was defeated, 5-0, by the University of California-Santa Cruz in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.
The Ephs finish their 2008-09 campaign 14-6 while the Banana Slugs improved to 17-7 and advanced to the semifinals Wednesday against Emory University.
The Ephs fell into a 3-0 hole after doubles play. Bret Thacher and Dicken Chaplin dropped an 8-4 decision at one doubles to Max Liberty and Ilya Gendelman. Nick Lebedoff and Will Petrie had a brief lead at second doubles, but eventually fell to Jared Kamel and Marc Vartbedian, 9-7. At three doubles, Jeremy Weinberger and Kevin Shallcross dropped an 8-5 decision to Max Ortiz and Colin Mark-Griffin.
UC-Santa Cruz put the match away with straight set wins at two and five singles. Kamel defeated Weinberger, 6-2, 6-2, at second singles, while Mark-Griffin swept Shallcross, 6-0, 6-2, at five singles.
UC Santa Cruz 5, vs. Williams 0
1 - Liberty-Point/Gendelman (UC Santa Cruz) def. Thacher/Chaplin (Williams) - 8-4
2 - Kamel/Vartabedian (UC Santa Cruz) def. Lebedoff/Petrie (Williams) - 9-7
3 - Ortiz/Mark-Griffin (UC Santa Cruz) def. Weinberger/Shallcross (Williams) - 8-5
1 - Max Liberty-Point (UC Santa Cruz) vs. Nick Lebedoff (Williams) - 6-2, 2-3 DNF
2 - Jared Kamel (UC Santa Cruz) def. Jeremy Weinberger (Williams) - 6-2, 6-2
3 - Max Ortiz (UC Santa Cruz) vs. Rick Devlin (Williams) - 6-4, 1-2 DNF
4 - Ilya Gendelman (UC Santa Cruz) vs. Will Petrie (Williams) - 6-3, 2-2 DNF
5 - Colin Mark-Griffin (UC Santa Cruz) def. Kevin Shallcross (Williams) - 6-0, 6-2
6 - Marc Vartabedian (UC Santa Cruz) vs. Karol Furmaga (Williams) - 6-4, 3-1