Men’s tennis unbeaten

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s tennis team remained undefeated in NESCAC play with a 7-2 home triumph on Saturday over Amherst and a 9-0 win at Connecticut (3-13, 0-6 NESCAC) on Sunday.
Middlebury entered Saturday’s match ranked No. 4 in NCAA Division III, while Amherst (14-7, 3-4 NESCAC) was No. 14. The Panthers (12-2, 8-0 NESCAC), can wrap up their undefeated league campaign with a win over visiting Trinity (8-5, 3-4 NESCAC) on Saturday.
Vs. Amherst this past Saturday, the Panthers top doubles tandem of Noah Farrell and Ari Smolyar fell short, but Palmer Campbell and Hamid Derbani at No. 2 and William de Quant and Kyle Schlanger at No. 3 both prevailed. 
The Panthers then won five of six singles matches. Farrell won in the top spot, Smolyar won at No. 3, Campbell won at No. 3, Derbani won at No. 5, and Schlanger prevailed at No. 6. De Quant lost a three-setter at No. 4.  
The Panthers juggled their lineup for Sunday’s match. In doubles, Derbani and Campbell won at No. 1, Farrell and Smolyar won at No. 2, and Schlanger and de Quant prevailed at No. 3.
In singles play, the Panthers prevailed in straight sets in five of the six matches. Campbell won at No. 1, de Quant won at No. 2, Schlanger won at No. 3, Timo van der Geest won at No. 4, Cole Sutton won at No. 5, and Jack Welch prevailed at No. 6 in the only three-setter. 

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