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Tennis teams lose to nationally ranked Middlebury


The Hamilton College tennis teams hosted nationally ranked Middlebury College in a NESCAC doubleheader at Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Saturday.

The No. 9 Middlebury women’s team posted a 9-0 win and the No. 6 Panther men’s team won 7-2.

Hamilton’s points in the men’s match came from singles winners James Oliver '15 and Jon Cohen '17. The Continentals (7-7, 0-2 NESCAC) join Brandeis, No. 9 Pomona-Pitzer, No. 18 Redlands and No. 1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps as the only teams to win more than one singles match against Middlebury (10-2, 1-0).

Oliver won his fourth straight match, claiming a straight-set victory at first flight singles to improve to 7-4 on the season. Cohen raised his season record to a team-leading 10-5 when his opponent at fourth flight singles retired in the first set.

Both Hamilton teams are back in action with weekend home matches starting with the women’s team hosting New York University at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 10. The men welcome NESCAC rival Bowdoin College on Saturday, April 11. The Polar Bears are ranked eighth in Division III.

Women's Tennis

#9 Middlebury 9, HAMILTON 0

Doubles competition
1. Ria Gerger/Lily Bondy (MIDD) def. Rachel FRIEDMAN/Liz DETWILER (HAM) 8-1
2. Kaysee Orozco/Jennifer Sundstrom (MIDD) def. Winnie TANG/Isabella SCHONING (HAM) 8-4
3. Alexandra Fields/Lauren Amos (MIDD) def. Mira KHANNA/Claire KEYTE (HAM) 8-4

Singles competition
1. Alexandra Fields (MIDD) def. Mira KHANNA (HAM) 6-0, 6-0
2. Kaysee Orozco (MIDD) def. Winnie TANG (HAM) 6-2, 6-0
3. Margot Marchese (MIDD) def. Isabella SCHONING (HAM) 6-3, 6-2
4. Katie Paradies (MIDD) def. Liz DETWILER (HAM) 6-2, 6-0
5. Sadie Shackelford (MIDD) def. Claire KEYTE (HAM) 6-4, 6-2
6. Jennifer Sundstrom (MIDD) def. Rachel FRIEDMAN (HAM) 6-2, 6-0

Match Notes:
Middlebury 6-3, 1-0 NESCAC; National ranking #9; Regional ranking #4
Hamilton 10-4, 1-1 NESCAC
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,3,4,2,6,5)


Men's Tennis
#6 Middlebury 7, HAMILTON 2

Doubles competition
1. Peter Heidrich/Palmer Campbell (MIDD) def. Austin LOKRE/Max McKEE-PROCTOR (HAM) 8-1
2. Ari Smolyar/Noah Farrell (MIDD) def. James OLIVER/Eyad NAGORI (HAM) 8-3
3. William de Quant/Kyle Schlanger (MIDD) def. Matt BILLET/Jon COHEN (HAM) 8-1

Singles competition
1. James OLIVER (HAM) def. Courtney Mountifield (MIDD) 6-3, 6-4
2. William de Quant (MIDD) def. Matt BILLET (HAM) 6-0, 6-1
3. Timo van der Geest (MIDD) def. Max McKEE-PROCTOR (HAM) 6-1, 6-0
4. Jon COHEN (HAM) def. Peter Heidrich (MIDD) 6-5, retired
5. Chris Frost (MIDD) def. Eyad NAGORI (HAM) 6-3, 6-4
6. Kyle Schlanger (MIDD) def. Jack VISSICCHIO (HAM) 6-1, 6-1

Match Notes:
Middlebury 10-2, 1-0 NESCAC; National ranking #6; Regional ranking #2
Hamilton 7-7, 0-2 NESCAC

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