Middlebury

Men's Tennis Enjoys Successful Spring Break

March 30, 2009

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.

Middlebury bounced back the next day, coming away with a 5-4 win over #10 Redlands. Trailing 2-1 after doubles play, senior Conrad Olson (Waterloo, Belgium) and junior Andrew Thomson (W. Bloomfield, Mich.) won at #1 and #2 singles to give the Panthers a 3-2 lead. Peters made it a 4-2 match before junior Andrew Lee (Eden Prarie, Minn.) was a 7-5, 7-5 winner at #3 singles to seal the win.

The Panthers cruised to an 8-1 win over Pacific Lutheran, before ending the trip with a hard-fought 5-4 loss to #3 Claremont. Middlebury trailed 4-3 in the match before Lee earned a 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 win at #3 to tie the match at 4-4. The match came down to the #1 singles spot, where Olson suffered a 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 loss.

Peters ended the trip 4-0 in singles play, while Lee and Thomson each earned 3-1 marks. In doubles play, Lee and Olson paired up to win three of fourth matches.

Date: March 21, 2009
Middlebury 6, Azusa Pacific 3
Singles:
1. Matthijs Bolsius defeats Conrad Olson (M), 6-2, 6-1
2. Andrew Thomson (M) defeats Daniel Moore, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (9-7)
3. Mathias Weber defeats Andrew Lee (M), 6-2, 6-3
4. Andrew Peters (M) defeats Ronald Chow, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3
5. Peter Odell (M) defeats Ilja Ikonnikov, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
6. Derrick Angle (M) defeats Jonathan Sosnowski, 6-4, 6-1

Doubles:
1. David Farah/Thomson defeat Weber/Bolsius, 8-6
2. Chow/Moore defeat Olson/Peters (M), 8-4
3. Chris Mason/Rich Bonfiglio (M) defeat Jack Zapala/Ikonnikov, 8-5


Date: March 21, 2009
Middlebury 8, Laverne 1
Singles:
1. Rich Bonfiglio (M) defeats Laygo, 6-4, 6-2
2. Murasen defeats Eric Vehovec (M), 6-4, 3-6 (11-9)
3. Eliot Jia (M) defeats Dean, 6-0, 6-0
4. Chris Mason (M) defeats Mitzenmaker, 6-1, 6-0
5. Jeronimo Riefkohl (M) defeats Matusoka, 6-0, 6-0
6. Mike Malhame (M) defeats Rivas, 6-1, 6-0

Doubles:
1. Andrew Lee/Derrick Angle defeat Murasen/Mitzenmaker, 8-2
2. Jia/Vehovec (M) defeat Lango/Dean, 8-1
3. Malhame/Riefkohl (M)defeat Matsuoka/Rivas, 8-1


Date: March 23, 2009
UC Santa Cruz 5, Middlebury 4
Singles:
1. Conrad Olson (M) defeats Max Liberty-Point, 6-3, 6-1
2. Jared Kamel defeats Andrew Thomson (M), 6-4, 6-4
3. Andrew Lee (M) defeats Max Ortiz, 7-5, 6-2
4. Andrew Peters (M) defeats Ilya Gendelman, 2-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3
5. Colin Mark-Griffin defeats Peter Odell (M), 6-4, 6-3
6. Marc Vartabedian defeats Derrick Angle (M), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Doubles:
1. Kamel/Vartabedian defeat David Farah/Thomson (M), 9-7
2. Liberty-Point/Gendelman defeat Chris Mason/Rich Bonfiglio (M), 8-4
3. Lee/Olson (M) defeat Mark-Griffin/Ortiz, 8-3


Date: March 24, 2009
Middlebury 5, Redlands 4
Singles:
1. Conrad Olson (M) defeats Cameron Spearman, 6-4, 6-2
2. Andrew Thomson (M) defeats Michael Reading, 6-4, 6-
3. Andrew Lee (M) defeats Matt Liebman, 7-5, 7-5
4. Andrew Peters (M) defeats Aron Ouye, 6-1, 4-6, 6-0
5. Chris Trippel defeats Peter Odell (M), 4-6, 6-1, 10-4
6. Jeff Hammond defeats Derrick Angle (M), 5-7, 6-2, 13-11

Doubles:
1. Reading/Spearman defeat David Farah/Thomson (M), 8-6
2. Lee/Olson (M) defeat Hammond/Keven Wong, 9-8 (9)
3. Ouye/Casey Fashouer defeats Peters/Rich Bonfiglio (M), 8-5


Date: March 26, 2009
Middlebury 8, Pacific Lutheran 1
Singles:
1. Rich Bonfiglio (M) defeats Floyd, 6-3, 6-0
2. Manser defeats David Farah (M), 0-6, 6-2, 6-4
3. Eric Vehovec (M) defeats Peterson, 6-2, 6-3
4. Eliot Jia (M) defeats Ah Yat, 6-4, 6-1
5. Jeronimo Riefkohl (M) defeats Sheldon, 6-4, 6-2
6. Chris Mason (M) defeats Dew, 6-1, 6-1

Doubles:
1. Andrew Lee/Conrad Olson (M) defeat Peterson/Trudel, 8-3
2. Andrew Peters/Mason (M) defeat Yat/Manser, 8-3
3. Malhame/Bonfiglio (M) defeat Floyd/Dew, 8-2


Date: March 27, 2009
Claremont- Mudd Scripts 5, Middlebury 4
Singles:
1. Lawrence Wang defeats Conrad Olson (M), 5-7, 6-3, 7-5
2. Andrew Thomson (M) defeats Robert Erani, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
3. Andrew Lee (M) defeats Mikey Lim, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
4. Andrew Peters (M) defeats Russell Brockett, 6-3, 6-3
5. Eric MacColl defeats Rich Bonfiglio (M), 6-4, 7-5
6. Victor Chien defeats Derrick Angle (M), 7-6 (1), 6-3

Doubles:
1. David Farah/Thomson (M) defeat Guillaume Schils/Wang,
9-7
2. Erani/Ronald Wu defeat Lee/Olson (M), 9-8 (3)
3. Thomas Kieffer/MacColl defeat Chris Mason/Peters (M), 8-3