It’s 9AM and matches are just underway at day two of the ITA Northeast Regional here in Middlebury. With temperatures predicted to hit 80 degrees this afternoon, action on court will be hot in multiple ways. Marquee round of 16 matches include Jackson Frons taking on Andrew Yaraghi from defending national champions, Amherst. Jackson outlasted 8th seed Dan Carpenter from Trinity to set up today’s Midd-Amherst clash. Midd freshman, Noah Farrell cruised to two victories yesterday and takes on Zain Ali from Tufts this morning. The last Midd player left in the singles draw is Ari Smolyar, who recorded two straight sets victories yesterday and takes on Bates’s top player in Pierre Planche.
Yesterday’s doubles draw featured wins from Panther duos Palmer Campbell and Kyle Schlanger, Pete Heidrich and Chris Frost, Courtney Mountifield and Ari.
Stay tuned to the Midd Tennis Twitter page for hourly match updates.
Special thanks to Panthers Will DeQuant and Timo Van der Geest in their help running the Proctor scorers table.