Middlebury

Men's Tennis Wins NCAA Regional

May 16, 2010

Middlebury advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the eighth straight year, with a 5-0 win over M.I.T. (15-2) in an NCAA Regional final match on campus. The top-ranked Panthers (20-2) have now won 16 straight matches and record their fourth 20-win season. Middlebury will take part in the NCAA Championship week beginning on Tuesday, May 25th at Oberlin College in Ohio.

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Eliot Jia and Conrad Olson wasted little time, topping Kevin and Larry Pang by a score of 8-0 at #2. Andrew Thomson and Andrew Lee led 4-3 before holding twice and breaking twice to earn an 8-3 win at #1 over Ken Van Tilburg and Matthew Skalak. A lengthy match at #3 saw Chris Mason and Andrew Peters defeat Andrew Cooper and Brian Oldfield, 8-3.

Lee gave the Panthers a 4-0 advantage, earning a quick 6-1, 6-2 win over K. Pang in the #2 singles slot. Thomson sealed the match for Middlebury 20 minutes later, defeating Oldfield 6-2, 6-2 in the fourth spot. Olson was nearing a victory for the Panthers at #3, while M.I.T.’s Van Tilburg took the first set from Peters at #1 singles. Jia/Hamamsy at #5 and Peter Odell/Skalak at #6 had each won a set and were battling in the third when the match ended

 

Middlebury 5, MIT 0
Doubles                                                                                   Order
1. Thomson/Lee def. Van Tilburg/Skalak (Mi) - 8-3                 2                  
2. Jia/Olson  def. Pang/Pang (Mi) - 8-0                                  1
3. Chris Mason/Peters def. Andrew Cooper/Oldfield (Mi) - 8-3    3                  

Singles                                                                                         Order                  
1. Ken Van Tilburg (Mi) led Andrew Peters (M) - 7-6 (5), 2-1    DNF
2. Andrew Lee (M) def. Kevin Pang (Mi) - 6-1, 6-2                    1       
3. Conrad Olson (M) led Larry Pang (Mi) - 6-4, 5-2                 DNF
4. Andrew Thomson (M) def. Brian Oldfield (Mi) - 6-2, 6-2         2   
5. Tymor Hamamsy (Mi) led Eliot Jia (M) - 6-3, 2-6, 1-0          DNF
6. Peter Odell (M) led Matthew Skalak (Mi) - 4-6, 6-3, 2-1       DNF