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Men's tennis defeats NYU at Middlebury Invitational

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Playing in the Middlebury Invitational, the Bates College men's tennis team defeated New York University 8-1 on Saturday night before falling 9-0 to the host Panthers on Sunday.

The Bobcats rose to 3-1 on the year with their defeat of the Violets on Saturday. Junior Ben Stein (Pelham, N.Y.), sophomore Amrit Rupasinghe (Colombo, Sri Lanka), sophomore Michael Reiss (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) and sophomore Zach Fenno (Armonk, N.Y.) all won at both singles and doubles to pace the Bobcats.

Bates next plays host to MIT on Thursday, March 13 at 4 p.m.

Men's Tennis Result

Bates 8, NYU 1

Feb. 8, 2008 at Middlebury, Vt.

Doubles

1. Stein/Rupasinghe def. Gurevich/Berger 8-4

2. Berger/Fenno def. Levin/Tsarevskiy 8-1

3. Reiss/Hine def. Chou/Rosenstein 8-5

Singles

1. Stein def. Gurevich 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)

2. Rupasinghe def. calvin chou 6-1, 2-6 (10-7)

3. Reiss lost to Craig Berger 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

4. Berger def. Levin 6-3, 6-2

5. Fenno def. Tsarevskiy 6-2, 7-5

6. Acosta def. Marranca 6-3, 6-2

Men's Tennis Result

Middlebury 9, Bates 0

Feb. 9, 2008 at Middlebury, Vt.

Doubles

1. Stein/Rupasinghe lost to Marinkovic/Thompson 8-1

2. Berger/Fenno lost to Mason/Lee 8-1

3. Reiss/Hine lost to Peters/Jia 8-2

Singles

1. Stein lost to lee 7-5, 6-4

2. Rupasinghe lost to Marinkovic 7-6 (7-4), 6-0

3. Reiss lost to Thompson 6-1, 6-1

4. Berger lost to Peters 6-4, 6-3

5. Fenno lost to Odell 6-2, 6-0

6. Acosta lost to Vonfiglio 6-3, 6-3