MIDDLEBURY — What has been a fine season for the Middlebury Union High School girls’ tennis program ended on Friday, when No. 5 seed Essex defeated the No. 4 Tigers, 6-1, in a Division I quarterfinal.
The result could not be called a surprise despite the seeds. The 10-4 Hornets play a tough Metro Conference schedule, while the Tigers compiled their 11-4 record against mostly D-II competition.
Coach Laura Rumbough is considering in the future upgrading her team’s schedule to the Metro, which might mean fewer wins, but better tennis.