Field set for NCAA Men's Tennis Championships at Bates
LEWISTON, Maine -- The field for the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Team Championship narrowed from the NCAA Regional field of 41 teams to the eight teams that will compete for the championship at Bates College May 13-15.
Later on Monday, the NCAA announced the field of 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams who will compete for those championships at Bates from May 16-18. Included on the list are Bates doubles pair Ben Stein (Pelham, N.Y.) and Amrit Rupasinghe (Colombo, Sri Lanka). Stein is also named as the alternate singles player from the Northeast Region. More singles and doubles details are further below.
The eight quarterfinalists are Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (24-7), Williams College (17-3), Washington University (18-4), Gustavus Adolphus College (30-5), Emory University (17-6), Kenyon College (25-1), Middlebury College (17-5) and the University of Mary Washington (22-6).
The quarterfinal round will begin on Tuesday, May 13 at 9 a.m. The semifinals will be contested on Wednesday, May 14, with the championship and third-place matches taking place on Thursday, May 15.
Quarterfinal matchups will pit Emory against Kenyon at 9 a.m., Middlebury against Mary Washington at 12 noon, Claremont-McKenna against Williams at 3 p.m., and Washington against Gustavus Adolphus at 6 p.m.
Wednesday's semifinals will pit the winner of Emory/Kenyon vs. the winner of Middlebury/UMW at 10 a.m., followed by the second semifinal at 2 p.m.
Thursday's third-place match starts at 10 a.m., with the championship match set to begin at 2 p.m.
SINGLES AND DOUBLES FIELDS SET
The individual championships shall consist of 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams. The selection of teams and individuals for the championships is based on won-lost record, strength of schedule and eligibility and availability of student-athletes.
Singles and doubles competition begins Friday, May 16 and concludes Sunday, May 18.
SINGLES QUALIFIERS (Alphabetical by name):
Mark Boren, Emory (22-8)
Andy Bryan, Gust. Adolphus (27-4)
Charlie Cutler, Washington-St. Louis (18-8)
Spencer Feldman, Trinity (Conn.) (11-6)
Chris Fletcher, Methodist (21-3)
James Furr, Trinity (Tex.) (19-3)
Oliver Gaines, Trinity (Tex.) (18-10)
Garret Gates, Bowdoin (28-7)
Michael Goodwin, Emory (15-10)
Dan Greenberg, Williams (22-6)
Michael Greenberg, Kenyon (29-2)
John James, Mary Washington (19-9)
Jared Kamel, UC Santa Cruz (16-6)
John Kauss, Gust. Adolphus (25-5)
Kortney Keith, DePauw (15-11)
Brenden Kincaid, Salisbury (20-5)
Michael Klimchak, TCNJ (16-9)
Andrew Lee, Middlebury (12-12)
Zach Lerner, Amherst (11-9)
Randy Loden, Mary Washington (22-9)
David Maldow, Johns Hopkins (17-4)
Fil Marinkovic, Middlebury (18-7)
John Mook, Chris. Newport (20-3)
Max Oritz, UC Santa Cruz (13-5)
John Pelton, Hope (20-2)
Dustin Phillips, Texas-Tyler (20-3)
Steve Sullivan, Bowdoin (23-10)
Cameron Taylor, Pomona-Pitzer (15-11)
Eric Wagar, Redlands (23-5)
Larry Wang, Claremont-M-S (19-6)
John Watts, Washington-St. Louis (25-4)
Miguel Yunes, Carthage (21-5)
Atlantic South: David Sutton, Greensboro
Central: Will Zhang, Chicago
Northeast: Ben Stein, Bates
West: Robert Sajovic, Texas-Tyler
Any individual that scratches from the singles tournament will be replaced by an individual from their region.
DOUBLES QUALIFIERS (Alphabetical by school):
Ben Stein/Amrit Rupasinghe, Bates (20-9)
Jared Kamel/Marc Vartabedian, UC Santa Cruz (13-4)
John Mook/Eddie Glidewell, Chris. Newport (23-4)
Guillaume Schils/Larry Wang, Claremont-M-S (24-8)
Randy Lofgren/Kevin Newman, Denison (19-6)
Andy Bryan/Charlie Paukert, Gust. Adolphus (24-7)
Casey Blyth/Joe Vasoontara, Johns Hopkins (13-6)
Michael Greenberger/Jeremy Polster, Kenyon (17-3)
Randy Loden/Kaz Murata, Mary Washington (19-9)
Fil Marinkovic/Andrew Thompson, Middlebury (24-5)
Brendan Kincaid/Scott Burtzlaff, Salisbury (19-6)
Michael Klimchak/Roger Mosteller, TCNJ (14-4)
Dustin Phillips/David Ashlock, Texas-Tyler (17-2)
Oliver Gaines/Ryan Desantis, Trinity (Tex.) (18-7)
Charlie Cutler/Chris Hoeland, Washington-St. Louis (22-7)
Dan Greenberger/Brett Thacher, Williams (15-9)
Atlantic South: Evan Stiegel/Thomas Kinrade, Haverford (9-5)
Central: Dan Lafountaine/Nate Fox, Grinnell (25-3)
Northeast: Garret Gates/Alex Caughron, Bowdoin (6-7
West: Brian Pybas/Max Ortiz, UC Santa Cruz (9-1)
Any doubles team that scratches from the doubles tournament will be replaced with an alternate from their region.
Go to Bates' NCAA Tennis Championships Web site for tournament brackets and other details.