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Oct
09

cats have strong showing at wallach invitational

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The men’s team didn’t have to go far once they woke up to play in their most recent tournament, the Wallach Invitational. Our annual Bates men’s tournament was this past weekend played out at the Wallach Center. Several of the Cats did well, unfortunately we couldn’t come away with any wins in the championship matches. Amrit and Matt made the finals of the A flight doubles, only to lose to a very tough Vassar team, 8-5.  A pair of sophomores, Jeff and Sawyer, playing in the first tournament together saw some considerable success making it all the way to the championship match of the B flight doubles. They lost to the Skidmore team of Bevan and Bond, 8-4.

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Amrit and Matt made it to Sunday morning in singles, both losing in the A flight semifinals. Fenno and Ryan made it to the B flight semifinals in singles, but had to play each other once they got there. Ryan reached the semis by coming from one set behind against Keolasy from Amherst to win it in a third set match tiebreak. Zach also had to go the distance against his quarterfinal opponent, Cheng from Skidmore. He fought off three match points to eventually win it 13-11 in an exciting, back and forth battle on Saturday afternoon. The match between Ryan and Fenno was equally entertaining, with the win going to Ryan 10-6 in the third set match tiebreak.

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After this weekend the Cats realized what they need to work on over the offseason to get ready for February. We have a talented team, but it’s the training done over the next few months that will propel us to the goals we want to achieve. Now it’s time for the Cats to go to work.

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For the women, they head to Amherst to play in the NEWITT tournament this weekend, so look out for a full recap, photos, and video clips next week.

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