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Bobcats of the week of Oct 22, 2007

Bill Jennings '10
Despite the 13-0 final score, the Bates football team made some terrific plays against Middlebury on Saturday, two of which sophomore cornerbackBill Jennings(Marshfield, Mass.) was a big part.Jennings made an outstanding interception in the second quarter, leaping up and outwrestling Panthers wideout James Millard for the ball on a deep throw by Middlebury quarterback Donald McKillop along the sideline near midfield.

Late in that same quarter, Jennings was there to recover receiver Andrew Matson's fumble, forced by teammate Graham Raymond, at the Bobcats' 1-yard line, helping keep the Panthers' lead down heading into halftime.

Jennings also recorded five solo tackles in the game, drawing kudos from head coach Mark Harriman. "He had one of the best games at cornerback we've had in the past four years, and he's been consistent for the last three weeks," Harriman said.

Cecilia Grissa '08
Bates senior Cecilia Grissamade it to the quarterfinals of the No. 1 singles flight to highlight the Bobcats' efforts at the annual New England Women's Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament Division III Championship, held last weekend at Amherst College.Grissa (Doylestown, Pa.) won two straight matches before falling to eventual flight champion Kristen Raymond of Bowdoin in the quarterfinals. Grissa defeated Jess Porter of Nichols College 6-1, 6-2 in the Round of 32, then topped Brenna Driscoll of Trinity College 6-4, 6-4.

Grissa, who earned All-NESCAC honors as a doubles player in 2006, also teamed up with sophomore Alexandra Piacquad in the No. 1 doubles flight.

The Bobcats are finished for the fall season and will resume play in the early spring of 2008. They'll look forward to a strong season with the return of one of their top players, Caryn Benisch '09, currently spending the semester abroad.