Middlebury College men's tennis players Conrad Olson (Waterloo, Belgium), junior Andrew Thomson (W. Bloomfield, Mich.) and rookie David Farah (Flint, Mich.) have all been named to the 2009 ITA Division III Men's All-American Team. The three players helped lead the Panthers to their fifth NESCAC Championship and eighth straight trip to the NCAA's with a record of 21-3.
Middlebury College men's tennis player Conrad Olson had an impressive showing at the NCAA Individual Championships in Claremont, California. Olson won three matches before being eliminated in the semifinal round. He cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 win over Carlos Perez Borja of Grinnell in the first round, before dominating John James of Mary Washington 6-0, 6-0 in the round of 16. On Saturday, Olson was a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 winner over John Watts of Washington University in the quarterfinals. Michael Goodwin of Emory, the fifth seed, defeated Olson 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 in the semifinal round of the tournament. In doubles play, Andrew Thomson and David Farah won the first set 6-4, but then fell 7-6, 7-5 to Bobby Cocanaugher and Cory Kowal of Trinity (TX) in the first round.
The Middlebury men's tennis team saw its season come to an end with a tight 5-1 loss to Amherst in the NCAA Quarterfinals. The Panthers finish their season with a 21-3 record, second-most wins in school history. The match took place at the Biszanta Family Tennis Center and was hosted by Claremont McKenna.
The Middlebury College men's tennis team is making its eighth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament and seventh straight trip to the quarterfinal round. The Panthers will meet NESCAC rival Amherst in a quarterfinal match on Tuesday, May 19th in Claremont, California. Matches are taking place at the Biszanta Family Tennis Center and are hosted by Claremont McKenna.
Middlebury College men's tennis coach Dave Schwarz has been named the ITA Men's Tennis Northeast Coach of the Year. Schwartz currently has his team making its eighth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament and seventh straight trip to the quarterfinal round. Middlebury has also won five NESCAC Championships, including a 5-3 victory over Amherst on May 3rd.
Middlebury has advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals after a 5-0 win over Skidmore in an NCAA Regional match-up on campus. The Panthers will take part in the NCAA Championship week beginning on Tuesday, May 19th in Claremont, California. Middlebury improves to 20-2 on the season with a dozen straight victories, while Skidmore ends its year with a 16-3 mark.
Middlebury advanced to the NCAA Regional Finals with a 5-0 win over Ithaca. The Panthers will take on Skidmore at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday with a trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals on the line. Ithaca ends its season at 18-5, while Middlebury improves to 19-2 on the year with 12 straight wins. The match began at 2:00 p.m. on the outdoor courts and was moved inside the Nelson Rec Center due to rain. Following a few minutes of action indoors, a power failure caused a lengthy delay with action resuming at Middlebury Indoor Tennis at 8:15 p.m.
Honors began to roll in for the Middlebury College men's tennis team, as the NESCAC releases its post-season honors. Senior Conrad Olson (Waterloo, Belgium) earned Co-Player of the Year honors, while also being a first-team selection in singles. Juniors Andrew Lee (Eden Prairie, Minn.) and Andrew Thomson (West Bloomfield, Mich.) both earned second-team honors in singles play, while Thomason and his rookie partner David Farah (Flint, Mich.) were second-team selections as a doubles team. The group recently captured the NESCAC Championship and are preparing to host this weekend's NCAA Regional.
The Middlebury College men's tennis team will make its eighth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament when they host a regional on campus from May 8th-10th. Ithaca will meet Baruch in a first-round match-up at 3:00 p.m. to open the regional, followed by a pair of matches on Saturday. Skidmore will meet M.I.T. at 10:00 a.m., followed by Middlebury vs. Ithaca/Baruch at 2:00 p.m. The winners meet in the regional final with a trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals on the line at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.
The Middlebury men's tennis teams won its fifth NESCAC Championship in the last six years with a 5-3 win over Amherst at Williams. The Panthers receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and will find out their fate when the pairings are announced on Monday. Middlebury moves to 19-2 overall, earning its 11th consecutive win.
Middlebury will look for its fourth NESCAC title in the last five years after earning a 5-1 win over Bowdoin in a NESCAC semifinal match-up at Williams. The Panthers will take on Amherst at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday for the conference title.
Middlebury College, the winner of four consecutive NESCAC titles from 2004 through 2007, has earned the number-one seed and a first round bye in the 2009 NESCAC Men's Tennis Championship. The three-day tournament begins on Friday, May 1 with first round action featuring defending NESCAC Men's Tennis Champion Bowdoin as the fourth seed against fifth seed Trinity while third seed Williams clashes with sixth seed Bates.
Middlebury wrapped up its regular season with a 5-4 win at Amherst. The Panthers complete NESCAC play undefeated with a perfect 9-0 record as they head into this weekend's NESCAC Tournament at Williams. Amherst falls to 23-5 overall, 6-1 in NESCAC play. While fifth-ranked Amherst had its 10-match winning streak come to a halt, the sixth-ranked Panthers picked up their ninth consecutive victory. Middlebury also increased its winning streak over Amherst to 14 matches, as the Jeffs have not defeated the Panthers since the spring of 2001.
The Middlebury men's tennis team won its eighth straight match as they cruised to an 8-1 win over NESCAC foe Williams on Proctor Courts. The Panthers held a 3-0 lead after doubles play, as Peter Odell gave them a 4-0 advantage with a 6-2, 6-2 win at #5 singles. The match was over quickly as Andrew Lee earned a 6-1, 6-3 win at #3 singles to seal the contest early. The lead grew to 7-0 on wins by Andy Peters and Derrick Angle before the Ephs got on the board. Conrad Olsen ended the day with a victory at #1 singles.
Make it seven straight wins for the Middlebury men's tennis team as the sixth-ranked Panthers earned an 8-1 win over Tufts. Middlebury had little trouble with the Jumbos, taking a 3-0 lead after doubles play. The Panthers won five of six singles matches in straight sets, including a 6-0, 6-0 win at #6 by Derrick Angle.
The Panther men's tennis team won its sixth straight match as the fourth-ranked Middlebury (14-2) stepped out of conference play for an 8-1 win over 19th ranked Washington & Lee. The Panthers took two of three doubles matches before sweeping all six singles matches in straight sets. Conrad Olson was a 6-4, 6-0 winner at #1 singles over Jamie McCardell, the son of former Middlebury College President John McCardell.
The Middlebury men's tennis team won two more matches over the weekend, defeating 11th ranked Bowdoin 6-3 before handing Colby a 7-2 loss in Maine. The Panthers are ranked fourth nationally and have now won five straight. Middlebury trailed 2-1 at Bowdoin before taking five of six singles matches to pick up the victory. The Panthers again trailed 2-1 at Colby after doubles play, but came back to sweep all six singles matches.
The Panther men's tennis team earned another NESCAC win as they picked up a 6-3 win over Trinity on Proctor Courts. Middlebury took two of three doubles matches to grab a 2-1 lead. The Bantams evened the match with a win at #3 singles, before the Panthers took a 4-2 lead with a 6-2, 6-3 win by Andy Peters and a 6-3, 6-3 victory at #1 by Conrad Olson. Trinity cut the margin to 4-3 before Peter Odell clinched the victory with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win at #6 singles.
The Middlebury men's tennis team won a pair of matches on Saturday as they topped Skidmore 7-2 before earning a 8-1 NESCAC win over Wesleyan in the Nelson Rec Center. All but one singles victory over both Skidmore and Wesleyan were in straight sets, as the Panthers swept all six doubles matches over the two matches.
The Middlebury College men's tennis team enjoyed a successful spring break trip to California, playing six matches, four of them against teams ranked in the top 10 nationally. The fourth-ranked Panthers opened the trip with a 6-3 win over #6 Azusa Pacific, followed by an 8-1 victory over Laverne. Middlebury then took on #8 UC-Santa Cruz, suffering a 5-4 loss. With the match tied at 3-3, UC-Santa Cruz took a 4-3 lead before sophomore Andrew Peters (Baltimore, Md.) won 2-7, 7-6, 6-3 at #4 singles to tie the match at 4-4. Rookie Derrick Angle (Troy, N.Y.) suffered a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 loss at #6 singles as the Panthers fell 5-4.
The Middlebury College men's tennis team opened up its spring season with several matches taking place in Vermont. The Panthers had little trouble on Saturday, defeating N.Y.U. and Brandeis 9-0, before earning an 8-1 win over Connecticut College. Middlebury remained strong on Saturday, earning a 9-0 NESCAC win over Bates.
Middlebury men's tennis player Conrad Olson (Waterloo, Belgium) took part in the ITA Small College Championships at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center in Mobile, Alabama on October 16-17. Olson earned his way into the eight-man field by capturing the ITA New England with five wins in late September.
The Panther men's tennis team was in action over the weekend at the Bates Invitational in Maine. The doubles team of sophomore Andrew Peters (Baltimore, Md.) and sophomore Rich Bonfiglio (Bronxville, N.Y.) won the "A" doubles bracket with four wins, including an 8-4 victory in the title match. The duo sophomore Mike Malhame (Douglaston, N.Y.) and first-year player David Farah (Flint, Mich.) won a match before falling 8-6 in the quarterfinals.
The Panther men's tennis team enjoyed success at the ITA Regional over the weekend hosted by Williams. Senior Conrad Olson (Waterloo, Belgium) was on a roll at the tourney, picking up five wins en route to a win in the 56-man bracket. Olson received a first-round bye and then won five straight-set victories, including a 6-1, 6-1 win in the finals.
The Middlebury College men's tennis team hosted the 16th Annual Middlebury Invitational Tournament over the weekend on campus. Eight teams competed in the event with four singles and two doubles brackets.
The Middlebury College men's tennis team opened up its season with a trip to Cornell for an all-division invitational tournament over the weekend. In the 1st singles bracket, sophomore Andrew Peters (Baltimore, Md.) was a 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 winner in the first round and a 6-4, 6-1 winner in the second round before falling in the quarterfinals. Rookie David Farah (Flint, Mich.) won a pair of matches as well, picking up a 7-5, 6-3 win and a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory before being eliminated in the quarters.