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Tiger tennis teams awarded high seeds

MIDDLEBURY — Both Middlebury Union High School tennis teams put the wraps on successful regular seasons late last week and earned high playoff seeds.

The Tiger girls’ team defeated visiting Spaulding on Friday, 6-1, to complete an undefeated campaign at 10-0.

The top-seeded Tigers will open in the Division II playoffs this Thursday at 3 p.m. against the winner of a play-in contest between No. 8 Harwood and No. 9. Rice. A win would propel the Tigers into a home semifinal on Saturday at 3 p.m. vs. either No. 4 U-32 (7-4) or No. 5 Mount Mansfield (6-6). No. 2 Burr & Burton (12-2) and No. 3 Montpelier (9-2) are on the other side of the bracket.

A date and location for the final have not been announced.

Against visiting Spaulding on Friday, the individual results were:

At No. 1 singles, Scarlett Carrara, M, defeated Hallie Pletzer, S, 6-4, 6-3.

At No. 2 singles, Julia Bartlett, M, defeated Camden Kelley, S, 6-0, 6-0.

At No. 3 singles, Abby Bailey, M, lost to Julia Fewer, S, 7-6, 7-5.

At No. 4 singles, Elizabeth Bright, M, defeated Natalie Taylor, S, 7-6, 7-5.

At No. 5 singles MUHS won by forfeit.

At No. 1 doubles, Lois Alberts/Emma Franklin, M, defeated Payton Lamberti/Maggie Pembroke, 6-2, 6-1.

At No. 2 doubles, Gwen Troumbley/Bridget Graham, M, defeated Lily LeCrois/Megan Rea, 6-0, 6-7 (10-6).

The Tiger boys’ tennis team late last week won a pair of matches to finish the season at 10-2 and earn the No. 4 seed in Division I. They were set to host No. 13 North Country in the first round on Wednesday, and a home match with No. 5 U-32 is possible in a Friday quarterfinal round at 3 p.m. Undefeated top seed Burlington would probably be next in a Monday semifinal on the road.

On May 27, the Tiger boys won a regular-season rubber match with host U-32, 4-3, despite playing without No. 1 Clyde Malhotra. Malhotra competed in the state singles tournament that day, winning one match before bowing out in the quarterfinal round.

In individual matches vs. the Raiders:

At No. 1 singles, Lasse Lieberman, U-32, beat Andy Giorgio, MUHS, 6-1, 6-2.

At No. 3 singles, Kayl Humke, U-32, beat Kellan Bartlett, MUHS, 6-3, 6-2.

At No. 3 singles, Aidan Chance, MUHS, beat Evan Elliott, U-32, 6-1, 7-5

At No. 4 singles, Tzevi Schwartz, U-32, beat Iver Anderson, MUHS, 6-0, 6-4.

At No. 5 singles, Brian Newton, MUHS, beat Julian Fitz, U-32, 6-4, 6-1.

At No. 1 doubles, Aiden Cole/Oliver Poduschnick MUHS, beat Rory McLane/Finn O’Donnell. U-32, 6-1, 6-4.

At No. 2 doubles, Sasha Meyers/Antonio Abdul Sater, MUHS, beat JT Nordenson/Nils Young, U-32, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).

On May 28 the Tigers rolled over Rice, 6-1.

At No. 1 singles, Malhotra, MUHS, defeated Colin Shea, R, 6-2, 6-0.

At No. 2 singles, Giorgio, MUHS defeated Rodrigo Jimenez, R, 6-0, 6-2.

At No. 3 singles, Bartlett, MUHS defeated Nate McDonald, R, 6-1, 7-5.

At No. 4 singles, Chance, MUHS defeated Asher Schonfeld, R, 6-2, 6-0.

At No. 5 singles, Anderson, MUHS defeated Wilfred St. Francis, R, 6-3, 6-2.

At No. 1 doubles, Ben Cesario/Joona Juntunen, R, defeated Cole/Poduschnick, MUHS, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5).

At No. 2 doubles, Henry Weston/Brian Newton MUHS defeated May Lawry/Guillermo Bouramia, R, 6-1, 6-0.

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