Middlebury

Men's Tennis Opens Spring Season

March 15, 2009

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.

A lengthy day on Saturday saw the fourth-ranked Panthers lose just one singles match as they cruised to three victories. Sunday's NESCAC contest against #21 Bates was much the same, as Middlebury earned a 9-0 win. Leading 3-0 after doubles play, junior Andrew Thomson (W. Bloomfield, Mich.) made it a 4-0 match with a 6-1, 6-4 win at #2 singles. It didn't take long for Middlebury to seal the victory, as junior Andrew Lee (Eden Prarie, Minn.) earned a 6-2, 6-3 win in the #3 slot. The Panthers went on to sweep the rest of the singles matches, not dropping a set on the afternoon.

Date: March 14, 2009
Middlebury 9, NYU 0
Singles:
1. Conrad Olson (M) defeats Craig Berger, 6-2, 6-0
2. Andy Peters (M) defeats Calvin Chou, 6-1, 6-2
3. Eric Vehovec (M) defeats Jason Sacher, 6-3, 6-1
4. David Farah (M) defeats Eugene Tsarovskiy, 6-0, 6-1
5. Derrick Angle (M) defeats Pavel Zhuravlev, 6-0, 6-0
6. Eliot Jia (M) defeats Matt Gross, 6-2, 6-1

Doubles:
1. Farah/Andrew Thomson (M) defeat Berger/Chou, 8-1
2. Olson/Vehovec (M) defeat Zhuravlev/Philip Rosenstein, 8-3
3. Jia/Mike Malhame (M) defeat Alex Stoler/Gross, 8-6

Date: March 14, 2009
Middlebury 9, Brandeis 0
Singles:
1. Andrew Thomson (M) defeats Nieman, 6-1, 6-2
2. Andy Peters (M) defeats Schulman, 6-0, 6-0
3. Eric Vehovec (M) defeats Miller, 6-1, 7-5
4. David Farah (M) defeats Rogers, 6-1, 6-2
5. Jeronimo Riefkohl (M) defeats Kaselty, 6-0, 6-2
6. Eliot Jia (M) defeats Elman, 8-3

Doubles:
1. Thomson/Farah (M) defeat Miller/Schulman, 8-3
2. Peters/Rich Bonfiglio (M) defeat Nieman/Kaselty, 8-2
3. Riefkohl/Chris Mason (M) defeat Rogers/Elman, 8-2

Date: March 14, 2009
Middlebury 8, Conn. Coll. 1
Singles:
1. Rich Bonfiglio (M) defeats Kellogg, 6-2, 6-1
2. Andrew Lee (M) defeats Prophet, 6-3, 6-0
3. Peter Odell (M) defeats Weisberger, 6-2, 6-2
4. Chris Mason (M) defeats Stanton, 6-0, 6-1
5. Friedman defeats Mike Malhame (M), 8-6
6. Jeronimo Riefkohl (M) defeats Sethi, 8-0

Doubles:
1. Bonfiglio/Mason (M) defeat Kellogg/Prophet, 8-2
2. Derrick Angle/Eric Vehovec (M) defeat Stanton/Weisberger,
8-4
3. Malhame/Odell (M) defeat Friedman/Tasi, 8-3

Date: March 15, 2009
Middlebury 9, Bates 0
Singles:
1. Conrad Olson (M) defeats Stein, 6-1, 6-0
2. Andrew Thomson (M) defeats Rupasinghe, 6-1, 6-4
3. Andrew Lee (M) defeats Berger, 6-2, 6-3
4. Andy Peters (M) defeats Reiss, 6-4, 6-2
5. Peter Odell (M) defeats Mannelly, 7-5, 6-2
6. Derrick Angle (M) defeats Fenno, 6-1, 6-2

Doubles:
1. Thomson/David Farah (M) defeat Stein/Rupasinghe, 8-1
2. Peters/Olson (M) defeat Berger/Mannelly, 8-3
3. Rich Bonfiglio/Chris Mason (M) defeat Beaton/Fenno, 8-2