Men’s tennis at Middlebury is now recognized as one of the top Division III programs in the nation. In the last 12 seasons, the Panthers have a 247-58 record with eight trips to the NCAA final four. Middlebury captured the school’s first NCAA Championship in 2004, advancing to the title match in the following two seasons. Middlebury returned as the national champions with a 23-2 mark in 2010.
The Panthers also captured four-consecutive NESCAC titles from 2004-2007, while boasting a 45-match NESCAC winning streak that extended into 2008. Middlebury won two more NESCAC crowns in 2009 and 2010, and also finished with a top-five national ranking for five-straight years from 2006-2010.
While the 2004 squad captured the school’s first NCAA title, the 2006 and 2007 squads set a school record with 22 wins at the time. The 2010 NCAA Championship squad broke the record with 23 wins, dropping just two matches. The Panthers continuously send players to the NCAA Tournament in the spring, competing in both singles and doubles play.
The Panthers compete 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 and doubles titles as well as two doubles national crowns. In the spring, the team plays between 20-25 dual matches, including matches played during the annual spring break trip to California.