Hartford, Conn. - The Middlebury College Panthers defeated the visiting Trinity College Bantams, 7-2, in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's tennis action this afternoon. Trinity, ranked No. 4 in the Northeast and No. 13 in the nation, falls to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in the NESCAC with its first loss in three matches, while the Panthers, ranked No. 1 in the nation, jump to 12-1 overall and 3-0 in the league with their fourth victory in a row. Trinity senior tri-captains David Dessau (New York, N.Y.) and D.J. Patrick (Atlanta, Ga.) won, 9-7, at No. 2 doubles, while Dessau also scored a thrilling 3-6, 7-6, 10-7 triumph at No. 2 singles.