Three members of the Middlebury College men's tennis team were honored when the NESCAC announced its all-conference teams. Senior Lubomir Cuba (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) earned first-team all-conference honors for his singles play, while Cuba and doubles partner Peter Martin (Orinda, Calif.) were awarded second-team laurels. Senior Noah Farrell (Wilton, Conn.) garnered second-team accolades in singles. The sixth-ranked Panthers are preparing to host an NCAA Regional this weekend on the Proctor Tennis Courts.
Cuba, the 2017 NESCAC Player of the Year, picks up his third all-conference first-team individual nod. He claimed the 2017 NCAA Singles title and was a part of both and 2017 and 2018 NCAA Doubles winning duos. The northeast region's second-ranked individual has a record of 13-7 and 10-6 in dual matches playing against the opponent's top player. During his three seasons with the Panthers, Cuba has a record of 65-17 entering the NCAA Tournament.
In the doubles lineup, Cuba and Martin tally second-team laurels, as the award is Cuba's third (first team in 2017 and 2018) in doubles and Martin's first. The ITA Northeast Region's 15th-ranked tandem was put together late this spring and combined for a mark of 3-3 in dual matches at the top of the lineup.
Playing in the second slot in the lineup for the Panthers, Farrell earns his third all-conference award. The 2015 NESCAC Rookie of the Year and 2016 NESCAC Player of the Year ranks second on the team this season with 20 wins (20-10) entering this weekend, including an 8-5 record in dual matches at No. 2. The 2015 USTA/ITA Small College Singles Champion and 2016 All-American goes into the NCAA Tournament with a 93-36 career record in singles and ranked ninth in the ITA Northeast Region.