Men’s tennis at Middlebury is now recognized as one of the top Division III programs in the nation. In the last 16 seasons, the Panthers have amassed a 335-73 record with 12 trips to the NCAA final four. Middlebury captured the school’s first NCAA Championship in 2004, advancing to the title match in each of the following two seasons. Middlebury returned to the top of the podium as the national champions with a 23-2 mark in 2010, and posted a 22-4 record with a national runner-up finish in 2015. Middlebury also advanced to the title match in the spring of 2016 (20-3) and the national semifinals in 2017 (21-4). During the 2018 season, the team claimed its third NCAA Championship in the program's history, posting a single-season record 25 wins (25-4) and reaching the 20-win plateau for the fifth-straight year.
The Panthers captured four-consecutive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) titles from 2004-2007 while boasting a 45-match NESCAC winning streak that extended into the 2008 season. Middlebury won two NESCAC crowns in 2009 and 2010, finishing with a top-five national ranking for five-straight years from 2006-2010.
While the 2004 squad captured the program’s initial NCAA title, the 2006 and 2007 squads set a then school record with 22 wins. The 2010 NCAA Championship squad eclipsed that mark with 23 wins, dropping just two matches that season. The Panthers continuously send players to the NCAA Tournament in the spring, competing in both singles and doubles play. In 2017, Lubomir Cuba became the first Panther in the program's history to win the NCAA Singles title. He teamed up with teammate William de Quant a few hours later to win the initial NCAA Doubles crown. During the 2018 NCAA Doubles Tournament, Cuba paired with Kyle Schlanger to win the title in straight sets.
Middlebury competes in the NESCAC, arguably the top Division III tennis conference in the country. The fall season features a full tournament schedule, culminating with the ITA Individual Championships, where the Panthers have captured numerous singles titles as well as two doubles national crowns. In the spring, the team plays between 20-25 dual matches during the regular season, including matches contested as a part of the program’s annual spring break trip to California or Texas.