The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) recently released its list of Division III All-Americans and a pair of Middlebury men were recognized by the organization. Included were Middlebury seniors Lubomir Cuba (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) and Noah Farrell (Wilton, Conn.), as each player earned the laurel in singles.
Cuba picks up his third-straight All-American nod in singles. The 2017 NESCAC Player of the Year and three-time First-Team All-NESCAC honoree claimed the 2017 NCAA Singles title and was a part of both and 2017 and 2018 NCAA Doubles winning duos. The ITA Northeast region's second-ranked individual who was slotted seventh nationally ended this season with a record of 17-7 playing against the opponent's top player. During his three seasons with the Panthers, Cuba amassed a record of 69-17.
Farrell tallied his second All-American laurel after earning the award in 2016. Playing in the second slot in the lineup for the Panthers, he was a three-time All-NESCAC recipient. The 2015 NESCAC Rookie of the Year and 2016 NESCAC Player of the Year ranked second on the team this season with 22 wins (22-10). The 2015 USTA/ITA Small College Singles Champion and 2016 All-American wraps up his days as Panther with a 95-36 career record in singles and ranked eighth in the ITA Northeast Region and 20th nationally.
As a team, Middlebury finished with a 19-7 overall record and claimed the program's third NESCAC Championship in the last five years and ninth overall. The team squared off with 15 opponents who were ranked in the top 25 this season. Middlebury grabbed the No. 3 final national ranking in the ITA poll and top slot in the region.