Saturday, September 24, 2011

ITA Day Two Results

The Middlebury Men's tennis team fought hard with mixed results at day two of the Fall ITA Regional Tournament at Williams College.  Highlighting play was the doubles play of all three teams remaining in the round of 16.  Two of the three teams still alive going into the day survived two rounds of play to advance to the semifinals.  The one seeded team of Brantner Jones and Andrew Lebovitz overcame an early 3-0 deficit en route to a victory.  Also advancing to the semifinals was the team of Alec Parower and Derrick Angle.  The two teams are positioned on opposite ends of the draw and could potentially meet tomorrow in the finals.  The winner of the doubles draw qualify as 2012 Division III All American Doubles Players and advance to the national tournament to be held next month in Alabama.

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!

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