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Men's tennis rolls over Camels for fifth straight win

LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates College tennis team won its fifth straight match with a 9-0 defeat of Connecticut College in a NESCAC match Saturday at the Wallach Tennis Center.

The Bobcats, ranked No. 27 in Division III and No. 7 in the Northeast Region, raised their overall record this year to 12-3, 3-2 in NESCAC play. The Camels dropped to 3-13, 0-7 NESCAC.

Junior Ben Stein (Pelham, N.Y.) and sophomore Amrit Rupasinghe (Colombo, Sri Lanka), the No. 1 ranked doubles team in the Northeast, defeated the Camels' David Kellogg (Kula, Hawaii) and Trevor Prophet (Nashua, N.H.) 8-3 at No. 1 singles, starting a doubles sweep for Bates that set the tone for the remainder of the match. The Bobcats won the six singles matchups by an aggregate score of 72-8.

Bates plays another home NESCAC match tomorrow against Williams College at noon. Connecticut College plays at Coast Guard on Tuesday.

Bates College 9, Connecticut College 0

Doubles

1. Amrit Rupasinghe/Ben Stein (BATES) def. Kellogg/Prophet 8-3

2. Zach Fenno/Danilo Acosta (BATES) def. Watts/Larsen 8-6

3. Maxwell Berger/Ryan Mannelly (BATES) def. Stanton/McAusher 9-8(1)

Singles competition

1. Ben Stein (BATES) def. David Kellogg  6-1, 6-1

2. Amrit Rupasinghe (BATES) def. Trevor Prophet 6-1, 6-0

3. Michael Reiss (BATES) def. Ted McAusher 6-0, 6-4

4. Maxwell Berger (BATES) def. Andrew Watts 6-0, 6-0

5. Zach Fenno (BATES) def. Craig Stanton 6-1, 6-0

6. Danilo Acosta (BATES) def. Reid Larsen 6-0, 6-0