Middlebury

MEN’S TENNIS FALLS IN NESCAC SEMI’S

May 9, 2011

The Middlebury College men’s tennis team hosted the NESCAC Tournament last week, falling to Williams in the semifinals. The Ephs led 4-2 and hung on for a 5-4 victory over Middlebury (16-3) on Saturday. The Panthers are expected to get an at-large bid to the NCAA’s when the pairings are announced on late Monday.

            Middlebury hosted the NESCAC Tournament on campus last weekend, falling to Williams in the semifinals. The Ephs led 4-2 and hung on for a 5-4 victory over Middlebury (16-3) on Saturday.

            Williams took two of three doubles matches before Middlebury senior Andrew Peters (Baltimore, Md.) earned a 6-2, 6-3 win over Felix Sun at #1 singles to tie the match at 2-2. Bryan Chow won at #5 as did Matt Micheli at #2 to give Williams a 4-2 advantage. Middlebury then began its comeback, as first-year player Brantner Jones (Winnetka, Ill.) topped Dylan Page 6-0, 7-5 at #6, before sophomore Alec Parower (Scarsdale, N.Y.) picked up a 7-5, 6-3 win over Trey Meyer at #3 to even the match at 4-4.

            The match came down to #4 singles, where Zach Weiss of Williams had lost the first set 7-6 (5) to Middlebury junior Derrick Angle (Troy, N.Y.) before knotting the match with a 6-2 win in the second set. Weiss held serve in the third and then broke Angle for a 2-0 advantage. Angle battled back, but could not break even, as Weiss emerged with the 6-3 win in set #3 to seal the win.

• Men’s tennis record: 16-3

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