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Men's tennis coasts past Case Western Reserve, 7-2

Rupasinghe

Berger

Bettles

Beaton

GAMBIER, Ohio -- The Bates College men's tennis team recorded a 7-2 win over Case Western Reserve University on Sunday at Kenyon College, finishing up a three-day trip to Ohio with two wins and one loss.

Bates, ranked No. 29 in Division III, now stands at 6-2 on the season, while Case Western dropped to 6-8.

Bates won two out of three doubles matches to start the match, then took five out of six singles contests, all but one in straight sets. Winning in both singles and doubles were senior Amrit Rupasinghe (Colombo, Sri Lanka), senior Max Berger (Concord, N.H.), first-year Matthew Bettles (Taunton, England) and sophomore Jeffrey Beaton (Haverhill, Mass.).

The Bobcats have their second NESCAC match of the year on Saturday, when they play host to Middlebury in a match starting at 10 a.m.

For more on this story and what's going on with the Bates tennis teams, please catch up with us on the team blog at http://batestennis.wordpress.com/

Bates 7, Case Western Reserve 2

Doubles

#1 Amrit Rupasinghe/Matt Bettles (Bates) def. Richard Brunsting/John Smetona (CWR), 8-1

#2 Max Berger/Jeff Beaton (Bates) def. Rohan Patel/Alex Solove (CWR), 8-4

#3 Zach Fenno/Michael Reiss (Bates) def. by Kyle Gerber/Nicolas Howe (CWR), 8-6

Singles

#1 Amrit Rupasinghe (Bates) def. Kyle Gerber (CWR), 6-4,6-1

#2 Michael Reiss (Bates) def. by John Smetona (CWR), 6-1,6-2

#3 Max Berger (Bates) def. Rohan Patel (CWR), 6-0,6-0

#4 Matt Bettles (Bates) def. Sean Carr (CWR), 6-0,6-0

#5 Zach Fenno (Bates) def. Richard Brunsting (CWR), 6-2,5-4 ret.

#6 Jeff Beaton (Bates) def. Alex Solove (CWR), 4-6,6-2,10-6