Middlebury

June 18, 2007

Amy Roche (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.), a 2007 graduate of Middlebury College and a former member of the Panthers' women's tennis team, has been nominated for the 2007 NCAA Sportsmanship Award by the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).

June 11, 2007

Senior Amy Roche (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) and junior Claire Smyser (Houston, Texas) both earned All-American honors from the ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association). Roche and Smyser were All-Americans in doubles play, after advancing to the NCAA Championship match. Roche also earned the honor in singles play after another impressive season.

May 21, 2007

Amy Roche and Claire Smyser took part in the NCAA individual championships from May 18-20th at Mary Washington University in Virginia. Roche competed in singles action, while the duo played together in the doubles bracket.

May 15, 2007

The Middlebury women's tennis team saw its season come to an end with a 5-3 loss to Washington & Lee in the NCAA Quarterfinals. The match was played at Mary Washington University in Virginia. The Panthers end their season with a 13-5 record and a pair of NCAA Tournament wins.

May 14, 2007

For the second time in three years, the Middlebury College women's tennis team has advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament. The Panthers earned the right with a 5-0 win at Bowdoin in an NCAA regional final contest. Middlebury will take on Washington & Lee on Tuesday, May 15th at 2:00 p.m. at the Battleground Athletic Complex in Fredericksburg, Maryland.

May 6, 2007

Middlebury has advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals for the second time in three years after a 5-0 win at Bowdoin in an NCAA Regional Final. The Panthers advance to the championship weekend from May 15-20th at Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va.

May 5, 2007

The Middlebury women's tennis team swept Vassar 5-0 in second-round NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Tournament play on Saturday at Bowdoin College. With the victory, the Panthers (12-4) advance to play in the regional final on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. against host Bowdoin College.

May 3, 2007

Middlebury College women's tennis player Amy Roche (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) has been named the 2007 NESCAC Women's Tennis Player of the Year, as decided by the conference coaches. Roche helped her squad secure the top seed in the NESCAC Women's Tennis Championship this year and a 10-4 overall record on the season heading into this weekend's NCAA Tournament.

April 30, 2007

The Panther women's tennis team will make its fifth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament when they take part in a regional this weekend at Bowdoin. Dates and match-ups will be announced on Tuesday.

April 28, 2007

The women's tennis team dropped an 8-1 decision to Williams in the NESCAC semifinals at Amherst. The Panthers will hope for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament when the pairings are announced on Monday.

April 25, 2007

Middlebury has earned the top seed in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament and will look for the title when the 2007 NESCAC Women's Tennis Championship takes place this weekend at Amherst College in Amherst, Mass.

April 22, 2007

The women's tennis team completed its NESCAC regular season with an 8-1 win over Connecticut College. The Panthers finish NESCAC play with a 5-0 mark.

April 15, 2007

The women's tennis team earned a weekend split in a pair of games played in Maine. The Panthers fell to Bowdoin 7-2 before bouncing back with a 9-0 win at Bates.

April 7, 2007

Middlebury earned its second win in a week over a top five opponent as the Panthers picked up a 5-4 win at #4 Amherst. Emily Holick and Clare Burke were the lone victors in doubles play, picking up an 8-6 win.

April 6, 2007

The Middlebury women's tennis team picked up an impressive win on Thursday as the Panthers were 5-4 winners over Williams. The Ephs were ranked fifth in the latest national poll, while Middlebury sits in the ninth spot.

April 2, 2007

The Panther women's tennis team won four of five matches they played over spring break, including a 9-0 win at Hamilton on Sunday. Middlebury opened the break with a 6-3 win over S.E. Missouri State in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The Panthers defeated Whitworth 9-0 the next day, before falling 6-3 to Depauw. Middlebury handed Missouri-St. Louis a 9-0 loss before returning north to defeat Hamilton.

March 12, 2007

The Panther women's tennis team began its spring season with a convincing 9-0 win over Brandeis and an 8-1 victory over N.Y.U. Middlebury lost just two sets over the pair of wins.

October 20, 2006

The Middlebury College women's tennis team ended its fall season with a solid showing at the NEWITT Championships at Mt. Holyoke/Smith over the weekend.

September 30, 2006

Middlebury dropped its first head-to-head match of the fall as they fell to Amherst, 6-3. The Panthers trailed early, dropping all three doubles matches in hard-fought battles. Three Middlebury players earned wins in singles play as Claire Smyser, Elizabeth Stone and Clare Burke were each winners on the day.

September 25, 2006

Senior Amy Roche (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) captured the ITA singles championship this weekend at M.I.T. for the second consecutive season. The 64-person bracket featured the top-ranked players in New England, Roche going 6-0 en route to the tournament singles title. In the title match, Roche came away with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 win over her opponent from Williams. With the win, Roche earned herself an automatic bid to the 2006 ITA National Small College Championships in Florida later this month.

September 14, 2006

The Middlebury women's tennis team opened up its fall season with a convincing 9-0 win over Skidmore in the Duke Nelson Recreational Center.

August 17, 2006

Mike Morgan has been named the new head coach of the women's tennis and squash programs at Middlebury College. He succeeds Nate Simms, who took over the men's tennis program at Skidmore, and David Saward, who will take on administrative duties beginning this fall in addition to his role as the men's soccer coach. Morgan comes to Middlebury from NESCAC member Colby, where he has served as the men's and women's head tennis coach since 2003-2004 as well as the assistant coach for men's and women's squash.