Panther tennis players win titles
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Middlebury College men’s tennis player Lubomir Cuba became the first Panther in the program’s history to win the NCAA Division III singles title on Saturday morning, and also teamed up with William de Quant to win the program’s first doubles crown later in the day.
Matches took place at the Champions Club Tennis Complex at Rivermont Park in Chattanooga, Tenn.
In the singles competition, the top-seeded Cuba coasted to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ Nikolai Parodi. He avenged a three-set loss to Parodi in the Panthers’ 5-4 NCAA semifinal loss to Claremont in the process and didn’t drop a set during his five victories on his way to the title.
In the doubles final, Cuba and de Quant defeated the top-seeded pair of Brian Grodecki and Alex Taylor from Williams, 6-4, 6-2. They also earned a straight-set victory in their semifinal match.
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