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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