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Men’s tennis splits games at Middlebury Invitational

Published: March 16, 2012
Section: Sports

The Brandeis men’s tennis team split their two matches at the Middlebury Invitational last weekend. The Judges opened the invitational with a 6-3 win against NYU before losing the second match to seventh-ranked host Middlebury College 8-1. Steven Milo ’13 led the Judges with an impressive 3-1 record in both singles and doubles action.

In doubles action against NYU, the Judges took two out of three. Milo and Josh Jordan ’14 won No. 2 doubles 8-2 while Michael Secular ’15 and Alec Siegel ’15 won No. 3 singles 8-3. Ezra Bernstein M.A. ’12 and Dave Yovanoff ’13 lost in No. 1 doubles 6-8.

In singles action, Milo cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles while Siegel won No. 4 singles 6-2, 6-1 to put the Judges one win away from clinching the match. Secular lost in No. 6 singles 3-6, 3-6, but Bernstein put the match away with a 7-5, 6-2 win in No. 5 singles. Yovanoff won No. 3 singles 7-6 (7-4) 7-5 while Jordan lost at No. 2 singles in three sets 2-6, 6-2, 3-6.

Against Middlebury, Milo won the Judges’ only point by defeating Alec Parower, who is ranked 11th in New England and 37th nationally among Division III competitors. Milo won in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.  Siegel came close to winning No. 3 singles but ultimately fell in three sets 6-3, 1-6, 5-7. Bernstein and Yovanoff came extremely close to beating Middlebury’s No. 1 doubles squad but fell 6-8.

The Judges, now 2-4 on the season, will return to action on Wednesday when they host Bentley in their first home game of the season.