Men's Tennis Dominates ITA Regional

October 2, 2005

10/2/05 - The Panther men's tennis team placed six players in the quarterfinal round of the ITA New England Tennis Championships hosted by <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Williams College. Middlebury dominated both singles and doubles play, coming away with both championships.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

In singles play, senior Brian Waldron (Rye, N.Y.) defeated his teammate, rookie Conrad Olson (Waterloo, Belgium) in the quarterfinals, 7-6, 7-5. In other quarterfinal action, senior Ari Beilin (Hamilton, Mass.) defeated sophomore Salih Unsal (Gerrads Crossing, England) 6-3, 6-4, while senior Nate Edmunds (Birmingham, Mich.) topped junior George Mayer (Merion, Pa.), 6-2, 6-0. Waldron defeated Beilin 6-7, 6-2, 6-4 in one semifinal, while Edmunds advanced by a score of 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. Edmunds defaulted the singles title to Waldron, after Edmunds and his partner, junior Kevin Bergesen (Beverly, Mass.), had won the doubles title, 8-4. By doing so, he allowed all three to qualify for the 2005 ITA National Small College Championships, which is scheduled for October 13-16th, 2005 at Florida Gulf Coast University, in Fort Myers, Florida.

In other doubles action, Waldron/Beilin defeated Unsal/Mayer in the semifinals 8-1, while Edmunds/Bergesen advanced with an 8-4 victory.