Men’s Tennis Flips the Script, Wins NESCAC Title at Home

Men’s Tennis Flips the Script, Wins NESCAC Title at Home

By JACK KAGAN

May 9, 2019

The men’s tennis team, seeded No. 3 in the NESCAC Tournament, capped off an impressive weekend on Sunday with their second upset of the tournament as they shut down top seed Amherst on the Proctor tennis courts.  The host Panthers found themselves going into the weekend as the No. 3 seed after tight losses to Wesleyan and Amherst in Ap...

Men’s Tennis Falls to No. 4 Amherst

Men’s Tennis Falls to No. 4 Amherst

By JACK KAGAN

May 2, 2019

Middlebury narrowly fell short on Saturday to No. 4 Amherst, who have been on a tear this season and have locked up the No. 1 seed for the NESCAC tournament which starts tomorrow. The Panthers can take away the fact that the match was incredibly close and they missed taking down the upstart Mammoths by just a few points.  In the ...

Men’s Tennis’ New Energy Proves Successful Takes Weekend vs. Tufts and Williams

Men’s Tennis’ New Energy Proves Successful Takes Weekend vs. Tufts and Williams

By JACK KAGAN

April 25, 2019

The men’s tennis team returned from a trip to Maine with solid wins against NESCAC foes Bates and No. 4 Bowdoin. The win came at a critical moment, after the Panthers dropped to No. 8 in the national rankings.  Middlebury’s first contest against the Bobcats was relatively smooth as the Panthers’ deep ladder swept the double...

Men’s Tennis Takes Weekend vs. Tufts and Williams

Men’s Tennis Takes Weekend vs. Tufts and Williams

By JACK KAGAN

April 18, 2019

After tough losses to No. 3 Emory and No. 5 Wesleyan, Panther men’s tennis stormed back in a big way last weekend with a nailbiter win over No. 10 Williams, in addition to a 6-3 victory over No. 18 Tufts. Middlebury tumbled down the rankings last week after an upset from then No.7 Wesleyan, while Williams dropped from No. 5 to No. ...

Men’s Tennis Struggles Over Weekend, Goes 1-2

Men’s Tennis Struggles Over Weekend, Goes 1-2

By JACK KAGAN

April 11, 2019

After starting the season 7-0, the Panthers are coming off of a tough stretch, winning two matches and losing five since March 25. This past weekend the Panthers fell to steadily improving No. 7 Wesleyan and No. 3 Emory, each by a score of 6-3.  The No. 2 ranked Panthers started off uncharacteristically against No. 7 Wesleyan wit...

Men’s Tennis Heads Into Spring Break Undefeated

By JACK KAGAN

March 21, 2019

The defending national champion Panthers in tennis remain undefeated after a home weekend during which they beat two ranked opponents in No. 10 Brandeis and No. 33 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Brandeis made an incredible jump from the mid-20’s in the national rankings after a win over 11th-ranked Pomona-Pitzer. They were the fi...

Men’s Tennis Begins National Title Defense with Two Shutout Wins

By Jack Kagan

March 14, 2019

The defending Division III National Champion Panthers got back in action on Saturday for the first time this spring against Hamilton and No. 26 Skidmore.  Despite their championship run last spring, the Panthers did lose a considerable amount of firepower to graduation. All three seniors were...

Men’s Tennis Battles Unfamiliar Competition

Men’s Tennis Battles Unfamiliar Competition

By MIGUEL ESPINOSA

October 11, 2018

After coming short of victory in the prior weekend’s ITA Regional Championships, men’s tennis readjusted their focus and travelled south to Princeton, N.J. for the Farnsworth Invitational. The Invitational, hosted by Princeton University, was a change of scenery for the Panthers; they were the...

Men’s Tennis Faces DI Teams

By ANDREW RIGAS

October 11, 2017

The men’s tennis team faced a big challenge last weekend, Friday to Sunday, Oct. 6 to 8, as it competed against exclusively Division I teams in the Farnsworth Invitational at Princeton. The doubles pair of Andre Xiao ’21 and Will de Quant ’18 led the way by reaching the semifinals of the A-doubles...

Van der Geest and Men’s Tennis Learn Where They Stand

Van der Geest and Men’s Tennis Learn Where They Stand

By ANDREW RIGAS

September 27, 2017

The men’s tennis team demonstrated its dominance at the top of the lineup as well as its impressive depth by taking three of the six flights at its own invitational on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24. In its first tournament of the fall season, Middlebury hosted Bates, Hamilton, Tufts, Brandeis,...

Two for Two: Midd’s NCAA Singles-Doubles Sweep, Revisited

Two for Two: Midd’s NCAA Singles-Doubles Sweep, Revisited

By ROB ERICKSON

September 14, 2017

On Saturday, May 27, after The Campus had wrapped for the semester and most Middlebury students had packed up and headed home, Lubo Cuba ’19 spent his morning dominating Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ Nikolai Parodi en route to the first NCAA DIII singles title in program history. A few hours later, Cuba ...

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