April 16, 2012

The Panther men’s tennis team dropped a NESCAC match on Friday, falling at #3 Williams, 7-2. Junior Alec Parower (Scarsdale, N.Y.) and senior Derrick Angle (Troy, N.Y.) earned a win at #3 doubles to leave Middlebury with a 2-1 deficit after doubles play. Angle was the lone singles winner at #3, earning a 6-2, 6-0 victory. Junior Spencer Lunghino (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) put up a battle at #4, falling 6-3, 4-6, 10-4.

Middlebury dropped it second straight NESCAC match, falling at home to Bowdoin, 5-4. The #7 Panthers fall to 10-4 overall, 4-2 in the NESCAC while the #9 Polar Bears improve to 8-5, 4-1 in the league.

Middlebury found themselves in a hole after doubles play, dropping all three contests despite having four match points at #3. The Panthers battled back in singles play, but it wasn’t enough as the Polar Bears were able to take matches at #4 and #6 to pick up the win.

Bowdoin’s Casey Grindon earned a 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Lunghino at #4, while Kyle Wolstencroft was a 6-1, 6-1 winner over senior David Farah (Flint, Mich.) at #6.

The tight match saw a three-set win (3-6, 6-3, 6-2) for #2 Parower over Sam King as well as a three-set victory (3-6, 6-2, 7-5) at #5 by Panther sophomore Teddy Fitzgibbons (Mission Hills, Kan.) over Noah Bragg.
• Men’s tennis record: 10-4
• Up next: 4/20 vs. MIT – 1:30