Men’s Tennis Team Performs Well at Own Invitational

Allen Jackson
Allen Jackson

The Middlebury Men's Tennis Invitational has come to an end with the host school boasting eight of 12 spots in Sunday's finals. Matches were contested outdoors at the Proctor Courts on the Middlebury campus.

Junior Ari Smolyar (W. Orange, N.J.) defeated rookie teammate Noah Farrell (Wilton, Conn.) in the "A" singles flight, 6-3, 4-6, (10-6). "B" singles saw junior Allen Jackson (Charlotte, N.C.) and senior Courtney Mountifield (Bedford, N.H.) advance to the semifinals, with Jackson coming from a set down to pick up a 1-6, 6-4, (10-6) victory. Jackson was then defeated 6-2, 6-3 in the finals.

The "C" singles flight will also be an all-Middlebury final, as senior Chris Frost (Niskayuna, N.Y.) and rookie Kyle Schlanger (Summerfield, N.C.) both advanced with a pair of wins. The duo will play the title match later this week.

The Middlebury pair comprised of Frost and senior Peter Heidrich (Peoria, Ill.) advanced to the "A" doubles final, but fell via an 8-4 score to a duo from Bates. The "B" doubles championship featured a pair of Panther duos, as Schlanger and rookie William De Quant (Monaco, France) defeated Jackson and junior Jackson Frons (Encino, Calif.), 9-7.

• Men’s tennis hosted Middlebury Invitational
• Up next: 9/26-28 – hosts ITA Championships