Men's Tennis To Host NCAA Regional
May 6, 2013
The Middlebury College men’s tennis team will make its 12th consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament when they host a Regional from May 10-12. The Panthers will take on the winner of the Drew/Farmingdale State match on Saturday, May 11th at 2:00 p.m., while Johns Hopkins battles the Vassar/Marywood winner at 10:00 a.m. The winners will take part in the regional final at noon on Sunday.
Middlebury enters the weekend with an 18-4 overall record. The Panthers won the ’04 NCAA title, earning its second national crown in ’10 with a 5-1 win over Amherst in the title match. Middlebury has advanced to the final four in seven of the past 10 seasons, earning its first NCAA Tournament bid in ’01-’02. The Panthers boast a 30-11 record in NCAA Tournament play and are ranked 11th in the latest ITA National poll.
Middlebury has faced eight opponents in the top 20 this season, with five top-10 matches. The Panthers started their season 11-0 before falling 8-1 to top-ranked Claremont on March 28th. Middlebury dropped three of its final six matches of the season, with the setbacks coming to #3 Amherst and twice to #6 Williams, including the NESCAC semifinals a week ago.
2013 NCAA Men’s Tennis Regional – Middlebury College
First Round - Friday, May 10
Vassar (9-12) vs. Marywood (13-4) – 10:00 a.m.
Drew (11-6) vs. Farmingdale St. (12-1) – 2:00 p.m.
Second Round - Saturday, May 11
Vassar/Marywood winner vs. Johns Hopkins (19-2) – 10:00 a.m.
Drew/Farmingdale winner vs. Middlebury (18-4) –2:00 p.m.
Regional Final - Sunday, May 12
match time – 12:00 p.m.