MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- The Brandeis men's tennis team dropped an 8-1 decision at 14th-ranked Middlebury College late on Saturday evening. The Judges fall to 3-4 this season, with all four defeats coming at the hands of nationally-ranked squads.
Brandeis earned their only win of the match at the top doubles spot. Seniors Josh Jordan (Northborough, Mass./Algonquin Regional) and Steven Milo (Woodbury, N.Y,/Syosset) defeated Alex Johnston and Spence Lunghino, 8-6. The Judges just missed a chance to take a lead into singles action, as rookie Mitch Krems (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Century Acad.) and sophomore Alec Siegel (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) suffered an 8-6 defeat at the hands of Teddy Fitzgibbons and Andrew Lebovitz. Middlebury took five out of six singles matches in straight sets. Milo and Johnson at No. 1 were the only players to go three sets, with the Middlebury player prevailing in a third-set super-tiebreaker.
The Judges were to have played Oneonta State as well at Middlebury, but the match was cancelled. Brandeis returns to action next Friday against #12 Bates College, kicking off a five-match homestand.
#14 Middlebury College 8, Brandeis 1
Mar 09, 2013 at Middlebury, Vt.
|1. Alex Johnson (MIDD) def. Steven Milo (BRMTEN) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0|
|2. Brantner Jones (MIDD) def. Josh Jordan (BRMTEN) 6-4, 6-4|
|3. Palmer Campbell (MIDD) def. Mitch Krems (BRMTEN) 6-1, 6-4|
|4. Spencer Lunghino (MIDD) def. David Yovanoff (BRMTEN) 6-2, 6-3|
|5. Teddy Fitzgibbons (MIDD) def. Michael Secular (BRMTEN) 6-0, 6-1|
|6. Zach Brumiller (MIDD) def. Alec Siegel (BRMTEN) 6-2, 6-3|
|1. Josh Jordan/Steven Milo (BRMTEN) def. Alex Johnson/Spencer Lunghino (MIDD) 8-6|
|2. Teddy Fitzgibbons/Andrew Lebovitz (MIDD) def. Alec Siegel/Mitch Krems (BRMTEN) 8-6|
|3. Brantner Jones/Palmer Campbell (MIDD) def. Danny Lubarsky/Michael Secular (BRMTEN) 8-2|
|Brandeis 3-4; Regional ranking #10|
|Middlebury College 2-0; National ranking #14; Regional ranking #4