Middlebury

Men's Tennis Returns From California

March 31, 2008

The Middlebury College men's tennis team played six matches over its spring break trip to California, earning a 3-3 mark on the west coast.

The Panthers opened with an 8-1 win over Pomona-Pitzer, before falling 7-2 to Azusa Pacific. Middlebury was then defeated 6-3 by Claremont-McKenna and 8-1 by UC-Santa Cruz before bouncing back with a 7-2 win over Pacific Lutheran. The Panthers rounded out the trip with a 6-3 victory over Redlands.

Earning a perfect 5-0 record in singles play over the week was first-year player Rich Bonfiglio (Bronxville, N.Y.). Senior Filip Marinkovic (Toronto, Ont.) and sophomore Peter Odell (Scarsdale, N.Y.) both earned 3-2 marks. Sophomores Andrew Lee (Eden Prairie, Minn.) and Andrew Thomson (W. Bloomfield, Mich), along with first-year player Andrew Peters (Baltimore, Md.) each went 2-2, while sophomore Chris Mason (Owings Mills, Md.) was 2-0.

In doubles play, Marinkovic and Thomson paced the group, earning a 2-2 mark on the week.

Date: March 22, 2008
Middlebury 8, Pomona-Pitzer 1
Singles:
1. Andrew Lee (M) defeats Cameron Taylor, 6-3, 6-4
2. Eliot Jia (M) defeats Nick Tagliarino, 6-2, 6-4
3. Filip Marinkovic (M) defeats John Williford, 6-2, 6-3
4. Andrew Thomson (M) defeats Grant Friedman, 6-1, 6-0
5. Peter Odell (M) defeats Ben Weinstein, 6-3, 6-1
6. Rich Bonfiglio (M) defeats Blake Phillips, 7-5, 6-0

Doubles:
1. Marinkovic/Thomson (M) defeat Drew Olian/Taylor, 8-2
2. Chris Mason/Lee (M) defeat Phillips/Friedman, 8-3
3. Williford/Drew Cohn defeat Jia/Andrew Peters (M), 8-4


Date: March 24, 2008
Azusa Pacific 7, Middlebury 2
Singles:
1. Matthijs Bolsius defeats Filip Marinkovic (M), 6-3, 6-4
2. Patrick Kur defeats Andrew Thomson (M), 6-3, 6-3
3. Mathias Weber defeats Eliot Jia (M), 6-1, 6-2
4. Ronald Chow defeats Peter Odell (M), 7-6, 6-4
5. Art Fatkhiev defeats Andrew Peters (M), 6-3, 6-4
6. Rich Bonfiglio (M) defeats Daniel Moore, 6-4, 0-6 (13-11)

Doubles:
1. Marinkovic/Thomson (M) defeat Bolsius/John Phillips, 8-6
2. Kur/Weber defeat Chris Mason/Andrew Lee (M), 8-3
3. Chow/Moore defeat Jia/Peters (M), 8-4


Date: March 25, 2008
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 6, Middlebury 3
Singles:
1. Lawrence Wang defeats Andrew Lee (M), 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3
2. Filip Marinkovic (M) defeats Mikey Lim, 7-6(7), 6-0
3. Andrew Thomson (M) defeats Eric MacColl, 6-4, 6-2
4. Ronald Wu defeats Peter Odell (M), 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
5. Andrew Sabater defeats Andrew Peters (M), 7-6(5), 1-6, 6-2
6. Rich Bonfiglio (M) defeats Ben Hough, 6-4, 6-0

Doubles:
1. Wang/Michael Starr defeat Marinkovic/Thomson (M), 8-5
2. Hough/MacColl defeat Chris Mason/Lee (M), 8-5
3. Lim/Wu defeat Eliot Jia/Peters (/M), 8-3


Date: March 26, 2008
UC Santa Cruz 8, Middlebury 1
Singles:
1. Jared Kamel defeats Andrew Lee (M), 6-2, 7-6 (4)
2. Max Ortiz defeats Filip Marinkovic (M), 7-6 (4), 6-2
3. Brian Pybas defeats Andrew Thomson (M), 6-4, 2-1 ret.
4. Colin Mark-Griffin defeats Eliot Jia (M), 6-3, 6-3
5. Rich Bonfiglio (M) defeats Max Liberty-Point, 6-4, 6-2
6. Jeffrey Fong defeats Michael Malhame (M), 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (8)

Doubles:
1. Kamel/Marc Vartabedian defeats Marinkovic/Thomson (M), 8-5
2. Ortiz/Pybas defeats Lee/Bonfiglio (M), 9-7
3. Liberty-Point/Ilya Gendelman defeats Chris Mason/Andrew Peters (M), 8-6


Date: March 27, 2008
Middlebury 7, Pacific Lutheran 2
Singles:
1. Andrew Peters (M) defeats Kevin Floyd, 6-1, 7-5
2. Peter Odell (M) defeats Justin Larimore, 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-6)
3. Chris Mason (M) defeats Justin Peterson, 6-0, 6-3
4. Michael Manser defeats Eliot Jia (M), 6-4, 7-6
5. Tory Silvestrin defeats Mike Malhame (M), 6-2, 6-3
6. Jeronimo Riefkohl (M) defeats Jared Vidano, 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-2)

Doubles:
1. Marinkovic/Jia (M) defeat Floyd/Larimore, 8-5
2. Andrew Lee/Rich Bonfiglio (M) defeat Manser/Peterson, 8-0
3. Mason/Peters (M) defeat Vidano/Scott Sheldon, 8-3


Date: March 28, 2008
Middlebury 6, Redlands 3
Singles:
1. Andrew Lee (M) defeats Matt Liebman, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
2. Filip Marinkovic (M) defeats Eric Wagar, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
3. Andrew Peters (M) defeats Aron Ouye, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
4. Rich Bonfiglio (M) defeats Michael Reading, 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-3
5. Peter Odell (M) defeats Jeff Hammond, 6-3, 1-6, 7-5
6. Chris Mason (M) defeats Ransom Cook, 6-4, 7-5

Doubles:
1. Wagar/Cook defeat Marinkovic/Eliot Jia (M), 8-3
2. Zach Hasenyager/Reading defeat Lee/Bonfiglio (M), 8-6
3. Hammond/Keven Wong defeat Mason/Peters (M), 8-5