29
Mar
13

Bates Men take down Colby

On Monday the Men hosted Colby in their first home match of the year. In an impressive preformance the Bobcats swept the Mules without dropping a single set. The Bobcats set the tone early in doubles as all four teams broke in the first four games of their pro-sets. First to finish was the pairing of Timmy Berg and Pierre Planche who beat Colby’s Caroll and Bryant by the score of 8-1. Next off was the All-American pairing of Rob Crampton and Matt Bettles, they made also made quick work of their Colby opponents, Ottomano and Martin, winning 8-2. The last match off was third doubles as Ben Bogard and Henry Lee notched their second win of the season with an 8-4 decision over Bachelder and Mantikas.
 
Up 3-0 on the Mules, the Bobcats went to work in singles. Carrying the momentum from doubles, Bates dropped only 5 games in 4 of their 6 matches. While Rob, Timmy, Pierre and Henry cruised, Matt Bettles and Ben Bogard played slightly tougher matches. Sam Bachelder of Colby fought hard at 2 singles, but could not stop Matt from trucking to a 6-3, 6-3 win. Meanwhile, Ben Bogard faced the toughest challenge of the day overcoming a 3-0 second set deficit to overcome Luke Martin at 6 singles 6-3, 6-4, completing the 9-0 Victory for the Bobcats.
 
The Bates men will be back in action next weekend as they travel to Baltimore MD to play Johns Hopkins University on Saturday March 23rd.

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