Middlebury, Vt. – Sophomore Musyoka Mbithi (Orange, N.J.) and first-year Camden Smith (Dedham, Mass.) each won three of four matches to finish as singles flight runners-up, as the Trinity College Bantams opened the 2012-13 season in the Middlebury College Invitational this weekend.
"It was a decent start for our tennis team this weekend," said Head Coach Paul Assaiante. "Our team is so young, and league is so very strong, that we will have some dramatic growing pains. Our players were shown just how high the bar actually is. It was a good start, and we have a long way to go."
Mbithi reached the finals of the "B: singles flight before falling to Skidmore's Alex Hoblitzell in the finals, 7-6 (2), 6-2, while Smith posted three consecutive, two-set victories to advance to the "D' single flight before falling to Skidmore's Kit Green in the finals,. 6-3, 6-0. Fellow Bantam first-years Ford Traff (Wayzata, Minn.) and Aaron Segel (Needham, Mass.) went 1-1 in the "B" and "C" singles flights, respectively, and sophomore David Myers (Winnetka, Ill.) did the same in the "D" singles tournament.