Friday, March 30, 2012

Panthers Nip #13 Sagehens

The Middlebury Men's Tennis Team pushed their current winning streak to four with a tightly contested victory over the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens.

The Panthers found themselves down 2-1 following doubles play. Sophomore duo Andrew Lebovitz and Brantner Jones put on an impressive display at number one doubles with an 8-3 victory helping the Panthers avoid a sweep.

Sophomore Teddy Fitzgibbons evened things up with a dominating 6-0, 6-2 win at five singles. Zach Bruchmiller kept things going with a 6-1, 7-5 win at six singles.  Pomona-Pitzer moved ahead 4-3 after picking up wins at one and two singles, leaving the match up to junior Spencer Lunghino and sophomore Brantner Jones.  Taking advantage of his huge serve and explosive forehand, Lunghino squared the match yet again with a three set victory at four singles, leaving the match to be decided by Brantner Jones. Jones dropped the first set before storming back, taking the second set 7-5 and then routing junior Max Sabel of Pitzer College 6-0 in the third set. The team credited the Lady Panthers with helping give the match the feel of a home one. During a post game meeting, freshman Peter Heidrich was quoted as saying, "The girls came up huge for us today. It definitely felt like a home match." Also coming up big for the Panthers were player-coaches David Farah and Will Oberrender.

The Panthers will be back in action tomorrow at 2 pm against CMS.

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