Boys’ tennis wins two of three

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ tennis team split two matches with perennial Chittenden County powers last week and had a third victory in an earlier suspended match confirmed. MUHS is 6-1 heading into a Friday home date with North Country

On May 11, the Tigers lost at South Burlington, 5-2, but the next day bounced back and defeated visiting Champlain Valley, 4-3. Late last week, Rice had agreed to concede to MUHS an April match suspended by rain in which the Tigers were leading.

On May 11, South Burlington dealt the Tigers their first setback of the spring in what was a rematch of a dramatic 2021 quarterfinal in which MUHS prevailed. Most matches were close.

At No. 1 singles, Sriram Sethuraman (SB) defeated Clyde Malhotra (MUHS), 2-6, 6-4, (10-1).

At No. 2 singles, Chris Bialas (SB) defeated Kellan Bartlett (MUHS), 7-6, 6-1.

At No. 3 singles, James Bialas (SB) defeated Aidan Chance (MUHS), 6-2, 6-2.

At No. 4 singles, Vihit Gupta (SB) defeated Jackson Murray (MUHS), 6-3, 6-2.

At No. 5 singles, Iver Anderson (MUHS) defeated Oscar Lowermark (SB), 7-6, 6-2.

At No. 1 doubles, Lewis Suchomel/Brian Newton (MUHS) defeated Will Bradley/Yuyang Zheng (SB), 6-4, 6-3.

At No. 2 doubles, James Bradley/Jay Eagle (SB) defeated Avery Hamilton/Edward Fallis (MUHS), 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4).

Likewise, on the next day the Redhawks and Tigers competed strongly in most matches:

At No. 1 singles, Malhotra (MUHS) defeated Aidan Greer (CVU), 6-0, 6-3.

At No. 2 singles, Bartlett (MUHS) defeated Charlie Mjaanes (CVU), 1-6, 6-2, 10-5.

At No 3 singles, Ziggy Babbot (CVU) defeated Chance (MUHS), 2-6, 6-3, 12-10.

At No. 4 singles, Murray (MUHS) defeated Nolan Sandage (CVU), 6-3, 4-1 (Sandage retired).

At No. 5 singles, Jacob Sternberg (CVU) defeated Fallis (MUHS), 6-2, 6-1.

At No. 1 doubles, Suchomel and Newton (MUHS) defeated John Bingle and Jacob Graham (CVU), 6-3, 6-4.

At No. 2 doubles, Rusty Zia and Kalle Glader (CVU) defeated Hamilton and Silas Taylor (MUHS), 6-0, 6-1.

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