April 24, 2004

Chester/Lindenberg Advance to Doubles Semifinals at Centennial Conference Men's Tennis Championship

HAVERFORD, PA - The #3 seeded team of Alex Chester (Jr., Coral Gables, FL/Palmer-Trinity) and Dan Lindenberg (Jr., Niskayuna, NY/Niskayuna) advanced to the doubles semifinals before falling to the #2 seeded team of Harrison Lee and Aaron Scherb of Haverford 8-2 at the 2004 Centennial Conference Men's Tennis Championship hosted by Haverford College.

Chester and Lindenberg advanced to the semifinals by defeating Nick Komljenovic and Ronen Kashvin of Washington 8-6 in the round of 16 before knocking off Chris Fox and Jeremy Landis of Ursinus 8-4 in the quarterfinals.

In other doubles action, the pairing of Andrew Mayer (So., West Chester, PA/West Chester East) and Ben Michelman (Fr., Severna Park, MD/Severn School) advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating Brad Gutwillig and Adam Nodiff of Muhlenberg 9-7 in the round of 32 and Andrew Smith and Hans Hardisty of Gettysburg 9-7 in the round of 16 before falling to the #1 seeded team of Chris Magel and Eric Schroeder of Dickinson 8-3 in the quarterfinals.

In singles competition, Mayer fell 6-4, 6-4 to Zack Beck-Goss of Dickinson, Lindenberg lost to Mike Kelly-Snell of Johns Hopkins 6-7 (4), 6-0, 6-2 and Hopkins' Justin Chan handled Chester 6-3, 6-2 in the round of 32.

Historically, Franklin & Marshall's 12-5 record (6-2 Centennial Conference) under first year head coach Mark Moshos this year marks the best record under a new coach since the 1940 team went 11-0 under B. Frank Kready. Overall, Kready finished his two-year career at the College with a 21-6 record before being replaced by Wilbur Nissly in the fall of 1942.

Further, it marks the most wins ever recorded by a first year coach in program history bettering the mark of Kready.

Doubles
Round of 32
Mayer/Michelman (F&M) def. Gutwillig/Nodiff (Muhlenberg), 9-7
Round of 16
Mayer/Michelman (F&M) def. Smith/Hardisty (Gettysburg), 9-7
#3 Chester/Lindenberg (F&M) def. Komljenovic/Kashvin (Washington), 8-6
Quarterfinals
#1 Magel/Schroeder (Dickinson) def. Mayer/Michelman (F&M), 8-3
#3 Chester/Lindenberg (F&M) def. Fox/Landis (Ursinus), 8-4
Semifinals
#2 Lee/Scherb (Haverford) def. #3 Chester/Lindenberg (F&M), 8-2

Singles
Round of 32
Zack Beck-Goss (Dickinson) def. Andrew Mayer (F&M), 6-4, 6-4
Mike Kelly-Snell (JHU) def. Dan Lindenberg (F&M), 6-7 (4), 6-0, 6-2
Justin Chan (JHU) def. Alex Chester (F&M), 6-3, 6-2

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