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Bobcats of the week of March 19, 2007

Zach Fenno '10
Although no one from Bates was pleased with the Bobcats' men's tennis team's loss at Brandeis on Sunday, the young team did see the continued development of some sharp freshman talent, in particular fromZach Fenno(Armonk, N.Y.).Winning points for Bates (2-1), ranked sixth in New England, were sophomore Ben Stein (Pelham, N.Y.) at No. 3 singles, Fenno at No. 6 singles and the duo of Fenno and first-year Mike Reiss(Rockville Centre, N.Y.) at third doubles. Perhaps the match's greatest spectacle came in a marathon battle at No. 5 singles, where Brandeis's Cliff Silverman defeated Bates sophomore Mike Sherman(Huntington, N.Y.) in a super tiebreaker, 4-6, 6-3 (16-14).

In October at the Wallach Men's Tennis Invitational, Fenno won the championship match in the D Singles Flight with a 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Bowdoin's Andrew McDonald.

Stacia Saniuk '09
Bates College sophomore C/IF Stacia Saniukled the Bates hitting attack as Bates' softball team gained its first two wins of the season.Saniuk (Sharon, Mass.), who earned NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors last season, opened the 2007 season last week by hitting 8-for-20 (.400) at the plate with seven RBIs, three runs scored, two doubles and one home run, for a slugging percentage of .650 as the Bobcats went 2-4 at the Gene Cusic Classic in Fort Myers, Fla.

In Bates' 7-6 win over Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday, Saniuk clubbed a three-run home run in the fourth inning, then doubled to drive in the winning run in the sixth.

On Monday Saniuk was named the NESCAC Softball Player of the Week.