The is the final edition of SportsNotes for the 2008-09 school year. Thanks to all of you for your support of Middlebury Athletics and enjoy the summer!
Middlebury College women's tennis player Victoria Aiello (Milton, Mass.) advanced to the round of 16 at the NCAA Individual Championships in Lawrenceville, Georgia before falling in the second round. The Panther rookie was a 6-2, 6-1 winner over Jennifer Kung of the University of Chicago in the first round of play. She was eliminated from the bracket with a 6-4, 6-2 loss to Lorne McManigle of Emory, the fifth seed in the 32-woman bracket.
The Panther men's tennis team saw its season come to an end with a tight 5-1 loss to Amherst in the NCAA Quarterfinals. The Panthers finish their season with a 21-3 record, second-most wins in school history. The match took place at the Biszanta Family Tennis Center and was hosted by Claremont McKenna.
Middlebury College women's track athlete Kaitlynn Saldanha (Scarborough, Maine) has earned All-American honors at the NCAA Track & Field Championships hosted by Marietta College in Ohio. After earning the same honor in indoor track this winter, the sophomore repeated the feat by placing eighth in the 800 with a time of 2:18.53. Saldanha broke the Middlebury school record during her qualifying run, finishing with a time of 2:11.82.