Williams edges Middlebury, advances to NESCAC final

Bryan Chow '13
Bryan Chow '13

MIDDLEBURY, VT--Williams took two of three doubles matches to start the day and split singles play to hang on 5-4 against Middlebury.

Felix Sun and Trey Meyer won 8-3 at #2 doubles, and Will Petrie and Kevin Shallcross earned another victory, 8-6 at #3, to give the Ephs an early lead.

Middlebury #1 Andy Peter's snagged a 6-2, 6-3 win from Sun, but victories by Micheli (6-4, 7-6 (2)) at #2 to maintain the Williams advantage. Bryan Chow at #5 also won 6-3 6-2.

But Panther wins at #3 by Alex Parower over Meyer and at #6 by Brantner Jones over Dylan Page ensured that the match would come down to its final match.

At #4, Williams' Zach Weiss dropped the first set in a tiebreak before cruising 6-2, 6-3 to win the deciding individual match in three sets.

Williams, the three seed, upsets the Panthers to avenge an earlier 7-2 loss at the hands of Middlebury. In this case, the win sets up another matchup with #1 seed Amherst. The Lord Jeffs prevailed in the matchup earlier this season between the two teams in a 5-4 nailbiter.

 

Doubles                                                                                                                       Order
1. Peters/Jones (M) def. Chow/Micheli (W) – 8-3                                                   
2. Sun/Meyer (W) def. Mike Malhame/Derrick Angle (M) – 8-3                            
3. Will Petrie/Kevin Shallcross (W) def. David Farah/Lunghino (M) – 8-6          
 
Singles
1. Andy Peters (M) def. Felix Sun (W) – 6-2, 6-3                                                      
2. Matt Micheli (W) def. Zach Bruchmiller (M) – 6-4, 7-6 (2)                                   
3. Alec Parower (M) def. Trey Meyer (W) – 7-5, 6-3                                                 
4. Zach Weiss (W) def. Derrick Angle (M) - 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-3                                  
5. Bryan Chow (W) def. Spencer Lunghino (M) – 6-3, 6-2                                       
6. Brantner Jones (M) def. Dylan Page (W) – 6-0, 7-5