The eighth-ranked Middlebury men’s tennis team went 2-0 during a pair of matches played Saturday at Proctor Courts. The Panthers opened the day with a 6-3 NESCAC win over #12 Bowdoin (9-6, 4-2 NESCAC) in a morning match. The Panthers took on RPI (10-4) in the afternoon, cruising to a 6-3 win. Middlebury (14-2, 5-0 NESCAC), winners of seven-straight matches, returns to action with a 4:00 p.m. home match Tuesday against Skidmore.
Competing against mostly Division I schools, the Middlebury track & field teams took part Saturday in the University of Albany Spring Classic. The Panthers will have a week off before they take part in the NESCAC Outdoor Championships hosted by Colby.
The Middlebury men's lacrosse team won its sixth-consecutive NESCAC game with a 12-6 road victory at Colby (6-7, 3-6). The Panthers (8-6, 6-3) have now won six of their last seven games overall. Jon Broome tied the school record with six assists in the game, equaling the mark earned by Pete Smith on March 24, 2009. Middlebury returns to action on Wednesday when they host Williams in the NESCAC regular season finale at 5:00 p.m.
Middlebury and Hamilton split a NESCAC West doubleheader on Saturday afternoon, with the Panthers (16-9, 7-2) taking game one 1-0, before the Continentals (8-18, 2-7) returned the favor by the same score in the nightcap. Middlebury will play at Plymouth State on Tuesday before heading to Williams for a three-game series on Friday and Saturday. The winner of that series will clinch the top seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament and will host the event May 2-4.
Amherst utilized three big scoring innings Saturday afternoon in an 11-3 victory, earning a three-game NESCAC West series sweep against Middlebury at Forbes Field. The Panthers (4-15, 2-10 NESCAC) return to the field for a Wednesday game at Union at 4:00 p.m., while the Lord Jeffs (21-5, 7-1 NESCAC) host Hamilton on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.