Middlebury 4, Gustavus Adolphus 2

May 19, 2005

. Doubles:
1) Adam Morgan/ Brett Morse-Karzen (GA) lead Justin Ingoglia/ George Mayer (Midd) 8-5
2) Ben Lundell/ Jesse Brauer (GA) def. Ari Beilin/ Alex Scott (Midd) 8-3
3) Andy Bryan/ Roy Bryan (GA) lead Nate Edmunds/ Brian Waldron (Midd) 7-5 unfinished

Singles:
1) Brian Waldrom (Midd) leads Ben Lundell (GA) 6-1, 6-7(1), 4-1 unfinshed
2) Ari Beilin (Midd) def. Adam Morgan (GA) 6-3, 6-2
3) Nate Edmunds (Midd) def. Jesse Brauer (GA) 6-4, 6-3
4) George Mayer (Midd) def. Andy Bryan (GA) 7-5, 6-1
5) Salih Unsal (Midd) def. Roy Bryan (GA) 6-4, 6-0
6) Brett Morse-Karzen (GA) def. Alex Scott (Midd) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

MATCH NOTES
After rain overnight and into the morning, the first semifinal match was postponed until a 12pm start time. Gustavus Adolphus started the afternoon by taking the doubles point away from the defending champs, 8-3 in No. 2 and then 8-5 in the No. 1. But once the singles matches started it would be Middlebury that would prove why they are in the semifinals for the 3rd year in a row. Salih Unsal tied up the score with a win at No. 5 singles, 6-4, 6-0. And then Ari Beilin put Middlebury up 2-1 just a few minutes later with his 6-3, 6-2 victory over Adam Morgan. Brett Morse-Karzen kept the Gusties alive after he tied the score with his 3 set victory at No. 6 singles. Ben Lundell of Gustavus forced the No. 1 singles into a 3rd set, so that drew the attention to the No. 3 and 4 courts. Nate Edmunds won the 3rd point for Middlebury at the No. 3 and moments later George Mayer put Gustavus away with his 7-5, 6-1 victory at the No. 4 singles. Middlebury is back in the finals to defend their national title and will face the winner of the Emory/UC Santa Cruz match tomorrow at 1pm (East Courts).

-- Courtesy UC Santa Cruz