Men's Tennis Wins Third Straight NESCAC Title

April 30, 2006

The Middlebury College men's tennis team captured its third consecutive NESCAC Championship with a hard-fought 4-3 win over the host school from Williams. With the team score tied at three, the NESCAC title was up for grabs for the winner of the No. 1 match between Williams' Dan Greenberg and Middlebury's Brian Waldron.

Greenberg fought his way out of a one-set deficit to win the second in a tiebreaker and force a decisive third set. Fighting off cramping and fatigue, the two players gritted out a gutsy third set in which each player struggled to walk at times. In the end, Waldron outlasted Greenberg to win the third set and give Middlebury its third straight NESCAC title.

1. Alex Scott/Ari Belin (M) def. Scott MacKenzie/Gary Simonette (W) 8-1
2. Nate Edmunds/Kevin Bergesen (M) def. Jeff Kivitz/Bret Thacher (W) 9-7
3. George Mayer/Brian Waldron (M) def. Dan Greenberg/Bryan Monier (W) 8-3

1. Brian Waldron (M) def. Dan Greenberg (W) 6-3, 5-7, 6-1
2. Scott Mackenzie (W) def. Ari Beilin (M) 6-2, 6-3
3. Nate Edmunds (M) def. Jeff Kivitz (W) 6-4, 6-2
4. Conrad Olson (M) def. Gary Simonette (W) 6-3, 6-3
5. Ted Haley (W) def. George Mayer (M) 6-3, 6-4
6. Bryan Monier (W) def. Alex Scott (M) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1