September 19, 2011

            The Middlebury men's tennis team The Middlebury men’s tennis team won five of six flights at its own invitational tournament over the weekend. The Panthers boasted six of eight singles finalists and three of four doubles teams appearing in the finals. Middlebury junior Alec Parower (Scarsdale, N.Y.) defeated his sophomore teammate Brantner Jones (Winnetka, Ill.) in the final match of the day, capturing the “A” final, 6-2, 6-1. In the “B” final, junior Spencer Lunghino (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) was a 6-2, 2-6, 10-7 winner over fellow Panther, senior David Farah (Flint, Mich.). Trinity’s Musyoka Mbithi topped first-year player Courtney Mountifield (Bedford, N.H.) of Middlebury 6-1, 6-3 in the “C” flight, while Bantam David Myers was a 4-6, 6-2, 10-8 winner over Middlebury rookie  Chris Frost (Niskayuna, N.Y.) in the “D” final.

            In doubles action, Jones and sophomore Andrew Lebovitz (Weston, Mass.) of Middlebury topped teammates Parower and senior Derek Angle (Troy, N.Y.) 9-2 to capture the “A” flight. Sophomores James Burke (Summit, N.J.) and Zach Bruchmiller (San Antonio, Texas) of Middlebury earned an 8-6 win over Illya Levin and Dan Carpenter of Trinity to capture the “B” flight.
• Men’s tennis hosts invitational
• Up next: 9/23-25 @ ITA Regional (Williams)