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Men's tennis team defeats Wesleyan 8-1 in first dual match

Amrit Rupasinghe '10

Ben Stein '09

LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates College men's tennis team swept the singles matches and won two out of three doubles matches for a resounding 8-1 victory over Wesleyan University Saturday at the Wallach Tennis Center.


The Bobcats (1-0) were led by first-year Amrit Rupasinghe and sophomore Ben Stein, who won at No.1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, and teamed up to win at first doubles as well.

Bates will host the multi-team Wallach Invitational Oct. 13-15.

Bates 8, Wesleyan 1

Doubles
1. Ben Stein/Amrit Rupasinghe (B) def. Tallen Todorovich/Matt O'Connell, 8-5

2. Paul Gerdes/Alejandro Alvarado (W) def. Greg Little/Zach Fenno, 8-4

3. Max Berger/Danilo Acosta (B) def. Mike Frank/Max Shenkein, 9-8 (4)

Singles

1. Rupasinghe (B) def. Todorovich, 6-2, 6-1

2. Stein (B) def. Gerdes, 6-1, 6-0

3. Little (B) def. Frank, 5-7, 6-1, 10-6

4. Mike Reiss (B) def. O'Connell, 6-1, 6-2

5. Berger (B) def. Jaafar Rizu, 6-1, 6-3

6. Mike Sherman (B) def. Graham Immerman, 6-2, 7-5