UC Santa Cruz 4, Emory 1

May 19, 2005

No. 1 Brian Waldron MID vs. Ben Lundell GA abandoned
No. 2 Ari Beilin MID def. Adam Morgan GA 6-3, 6-2
No. 3 Nate Edmunds MID def. Jesse Brauer GA 6-4, 6-3
No. 4 George Mayer MID def. Andy Bryan GA 7-5, 6-1
No. 5 Salih Unsal MID def. Roy Bryan GA 6-4, 6-0
No. 6 Brett Morse-Karzen GA def. Alex Scott MID 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

1) Matt Brunner/ Matt Seeberger (UCSC) def. Mark Odgers/ Alex Jacobs (E) 8-3
2) Kevin Casey/ Kellen Ali-Christie (UCSC) def. Jesse Fulianto/ Patrick Redmond (E) 8-5
3) Tyson Ramsay/ Josh Rubens (E) def. Bryce Parmelly/ Andrew Cohen (UCSC) 8-5


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