Middlebury

Men's Tennis Opens Spring Season

March 12, 2005

3/12/05 - The Middlebury College men's tennis team began defense of its NCAA title this spring with three wins at home. The Panthers will head to California at the end of the week for its annual spring break trip.

Middlebury had little trouble with Rochester as they opened the spring with a 7-0 victory. Juniors Brian Waldron (Rye, N.Y.) 6-2, 6-3, Nate Edmunds (Birmingham, Mich.) 6-2, 6-4 and Ari Beilin (Hamilton, Mass.) 6-0, 6-2 were all straight set winners. Other singles victors were sophomore George Mayer (Merion, Pa.), rookie Salih Unsal (Gerrads Crossing, England) and senior Alex Meditz (Arlington, Va.).

In doubles action, senior Justin Ingoglia (N. Caldwell, N.J.)/Mayer were 8-4 winners, Edmunds/Waldron earned an 8-1 win, while Beilin and sophomore Kevin Bergesen (Beverly, Mass.) picked up an 8-4 win.

That afternoon, the Panthers earned a 7-0 win over Hamilton. Waldron (6-1, 6-2), Beilin (6-0, 6-1) and Bergeson (6-0, 6-3) all earned singles wins. Also picking up victories were senior Andrew Jacobi (Pacific Palisades, Calif.) 6-4, 6-1, junior Matt Rales (Potomac, Md.) 6-2, 6-1 and first-year player Filip Marinkovic (Toronto, Calif.) 6-4, 6-4.

In doubles play, Beilin and senior Mike DiRaimondo (Huntington, N.Y.) won 8-4, Waldron/Rales were 9-8 (6) winners, while Marinkovic/Jacobi earned an 8-1 victory.

In their third and final match of the day, the Panthers picked up a 6-1 win over Brandeis. Edmunds (6-0, 6-2), Mayer (6-0, 6-0), Unsal (6-1, 6-2), Meditz (7-5, 1-0 ret.) and Ingoglia (6-0, 6-2) were all singles winners. Doubles winners were Mayer/Ingoglia 8-0, Unsal/Meditz 8-5 and Marinkovic/Jacobi 8-1.

Date: March 12, 2005

Middlebury 7, Rochester 0

Singles:

1. Brian Waldron defeats E. Hansen, 6-2, 6-3

2. Nate Edmunds defeats Ari Reddy, 6-2, 6-4

3. Ari Beilin defeats T. Bruce-Black, 6-0, 6-2

4. George Mayer defeats E. Prince, 6-2, 6-2

5. Salih Unsal defeats Thauss Kautarellis, 6-2, 6-4

6. Alex Meditz defeats Mike Lee, 6-0, 6-1

Doubles:

1. Justin Ingoglia/Mayer defeat Kautarellis/Hansen, 8-7

2. Edmunds/Waldron defeat Prince/Sheuker, 8-1

3. Kevin Bergesen/Beilin defeat Reddy/Lee, 8-4

Date: March 12, 2005

Middlebury 7, Hamilton 0

Singles:

Brian Waldron defeats Gordon, 6-1, 6-2
Ari Beilen defeats Kahn, 6-0, 6-1
Kevin Bergesen defeats Cameron, 6-0, 6-3
Andrew Jacobi defeats Pearson, 6-4, 6-1
Matt Rales defeats Bradford, 6-2, 6-1
Filip Marinkovic defeats Snyder, 6-4, 6-4

Doubles:

Beilin/Mike DiRaimondo defeats Kahn/Gordon, 8-4
Waldron/Rales defeat Pearson/Cameron, 9-8 (6)
Marinkovic/Jacobi defeat Bradford/Snyder, 8-1

Date: March 12, 2005

Middlebury 6, Brandeis 1

Singles:

Nate Edmunds defeats Jonas, 6-0, 6-2
George Mayer defeats Vulforick, 6-0, 6-0
Salih Unsal defeats Metrick, 6-1, 6-2
Alex Meditz defeats Silverman, 7-5, 1-0 ret.
Justin Ingoglia defeats Bieber, 6-0, 6-2
Sher defeats Matt Rales, 7-6, 6-1

Doubles:

Mayer/Ingoglia defeat Jonas/Bieber, 8-7
Unsal/Meditz defeat Vulforick/Metrick, 8-5
Filip Marinkovic/Jacob defeat Silverman/Combs-Donely, 8-1