Coach Hansen and Coach Kent
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Although there were a few we would like back, we were happy with our continued grow and improvement as we won key singles matches in our second day of action at the Dartmouth Invite. After sweeping the doubles yesterday against Williams seniors Derrick Angle and David Farah won singles matches to get us to the magic number with very solid efforts. Alec Parower was up a set and 4-0 against Felix Sun of Williams before falling in a breaker for the third but showed he is ready to battle the best in Div lll. After winning two of three doubles against Dartmouth Derek Farah continued his great play beating a freshmen from Columbia 6-1,6-0 to get us on the board first. Soph Zach Bruchmiller got us to a match from the finish line winning at 11-9 breaker for the third while fighting off cramps. Fellow Soph Brantner Jones iced the match by winning 7-6, 6-4 in one of his best matches to date. Tomorrow we will wrap up the event with some additional singles and doubles matches hoping to put a positive stamp on a great weekend. Great to see some of the Midd family show up for the matches and thanks to all of you for your help and support. Best wishes, Coach Hansen
Friday, October 7, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Keep checking in at midd tennis nation for updates throughout the weekend. Go Midd!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Dear Middlebury Tennis Fans,
It is hard to believe we are already three weeks into our fall season. It seems like just yesterday we were meeting all the players as students were moving in. Facing a weekend off of tournament action before our Dartmouth – Bates split date, the coaching staff would like to take a moment to reflect on what has been some truly incredible work over the past three weeks.
To say that each and every member of the Middlebury Men’s team has been putting in some really hard work on the tennis courts would be an understatement. Today’s practice was typical of the hard work and open mindedness that will no doubt serve this team well going forward. From top to bottom, the Panthers worked hard to improve their respective games while also truly enjoying their time together this afternoon.
Another exciting aspect of this young season is beginning to take shape as well. The 2012-13 incoming freshman class could prove to be a truly great recruiting haul. With potentially four slots to fill, the coaching staff along with the players have been working to lock up at least three players as early decision applicants.
As we move forward we would hope to stay connected with all those who have supported Midd tennis and made it what it is today. Stay tuned for more updates and thanks to all supporters, alumni, friends, and family of Middlebury Tennis. Go Midd!
Coach Hansen and Coach Kent
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Despite not quite reaching their goal of reaching the finals and ultimately winning the doubles draw, the Panthers are excited with their progress and are definitely looking forward to seeing Williams again at the Dartmouth Invitational.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Despite some very hard fought matches, singles play was not met with the same results as doubles. Junior Alec Parower, the second seeded singles player in the draw, lost a heartbreaker to Chris Lord of Bowdoin 10-6 in the third set super tiebreaker. Also falling in the singles play were sophomores Teddy Fitzgibbons and Brantner Jones. Despite the losses, the Panthers were thrilled with their progress and look forward to a split weekend at Dartmouth and Bates two weeks from now.
Doubles play begins tomorrow morning at 9 am with a pair of Middlebury teams poised for the title. Go Midd!
Friday, September 23, 2011
Play begins tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. at Williams College. Two rounds of doubles will be played followed by singles action.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
|Senior Derrick Angle|
Play begins Friday, September 23 at 8 am and concludes Sunday afternoon with the championship rounds. Please click the link below for more information including complete draws for both singles and doubles play.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The Middlebury Men’s Tennis Team took part in a community service project this past weekend to help with Hurricane Irene recovery efforts. The team traveled to Stockbridge, an area hit especially hard by the flooding brought on by Hurricane Irene. Many of the homes in the community experienced several feet of flooding. Once in Stockbridge, the team spread out in small groups helping homeowners tear out drywall and insulation, take out flooring, and remove mud and debris from the homes.
The experience was one that definitely helped Stockbridge community members on their long road back to normalcy following the hurricane, while also providing the members of the team a unique opportunity to build camaraderie outside the tennis court.