Middlebury

Men's Tennis Tops Amherst, Headed To NESCAC Final

April 26, 2008

Middlebury will have a shot at its fifth straight NESCAC Championship after a 6-2 win over Amherst in a NESCAC semifinal match on campus. The match was halted at 6-2 due to darkness with the outcome already decided.

The Panthers held a 2-1 lead after doubles play, increasing its lead to 4-1 after wins at #5 and #6 singles by Peter Odell and Rich Bonfiglio. Amherst kept its hopes alive as Zach Lerner won at #1, but Andrew Thomson ended the match with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 win over Jeff Wan in the #3 slot.

April 26, 2008
Middlebury 6, Amherst 2

Singles
1. Zach Lerner (A) def. Andrew Lee (M) - 6-4, 6-0
2. Filip Marinkovic (M) def. Michael Mintz (A) - 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
3. Andrew Thomson (M) def. Jeff Wan (A) - 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
4. Andy Peters (M) vs. Dan Kim (A) - 6-7 (2), 6-4, 4-1
5. Peter Odell (M) def. Sean Doerfler (A) - 6-1, 6-2
6. Rich Bonfiglio (M) def. Geoff Schwartz (A) - 6-2, 7-5

Doubles
1. Marinkovic/Thomson (M) def. Lerner/Kim (A) - 8-4
2. Mason/Lee (M) def. Moritz Koenig/Schwartz (A) - 8-5
3. Tal Avrahami/Mintz (A) def. Peters/Bonfiglio (M) - 8-5