Saturday, October 8, 2011

Panthers Continue Strong Showing at Dartmouth Invite

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

Men's Tennis Rolls at Day One of Dartmouth Invite

The Middlebury men's tennis team got off to a great start at the Dartmouth Invitational winning 6 of 7 matches.  Brantner Jones and Andrew Lebovitz lost a close one to Dartmouth's top team 8-6 after getting out to an early lead.  From there the rest of the day was all downhill!  Brantner and Andrew beat Williams's top team 8-5 after being down an early break and Alec Parower and Derrick Angle swept both matches by scores of 8-5 and 8-4.  At third doubles David Farah and Teddy Fitzgibbins won both matches by scores of 8-5 in each match.  Only one singles match was played as Middlebury's Zach Bruchmiller defeated Brandon Debot of Dartmouth 1-6,7-6, 1-0 (3).  Singles play begins Saturday with our top six playing both Williams and Dartmouth.  I was very happy with the way we played as some players took tests this morning and handled the travel adjustments very well.  Much of what we have been working on in practice showed in today's matches and I look forward to seeing how we respond tomorrow in singles.  

- Coach Hansen

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Split Weekend for the Panthers

The fall season is in full swing for the Middlebury Men's Tennis Team.  With today marking the start of the fifth week of the fall season, the Panthers are gearing up for a split weekend of tournament action.  Half of the team is set to compete in an invitational tournament at Dartmouth, while the other half will be heading out to Lewiston, Maine for an invitational hosted by Bates. Both teams will be hitting the road this Friday after classes.

Keep checking in at midd tennis nation for updates throughout the weekend. Go Midd!