|Jeff Beaton '12 teamed up with Ben Bogard '14 to win 9-7 at third doubles over Johns Hopkins. (File photo)|
BALTIMORE, Md. -- No. 13 nationally ranked Johns Hopkins University won two out of three closely-contested doubles matches and went on to defeat the No. 23 Bates men's tennis team 8-1 on Sunday.
Bates got its lone point at No. 3 doubles, where junior Jeff Beaton (Haverhill, Mass.) and first-year Ben Bogard (Lido Beach, N.Y.) edged Andy Hersh and Jeff Kamei by a 9-7 score. Jacoby Barnaby and Casey Blythe edged Bates' top doubles pair, sophomores Matt Bettles (Taunton, England) and Rob Crampton (Wilton, Conn.), by an 8-5 score. The host Blue Jays (4-1) also received an 8-4 win at No. 2 doubles from Warren Elgort and Andrew Wang over Bates first-year Timmy Berg (Bradenton, Fla.) and senior Sam Woods (Cambridge, N.Y.).
Bettles played Bates' closest singles match, falling in three sets to Wang.
Bates (4-4) finishes its trip to the Mid-Atlantic with a match against Kalamazoo College to be played at Swarthmore College on Monday at 10 a.m. Kalamazoo is the ninth-ranked team in the Division III Central Region; Bates is currently ranked No. 7 in the Northeast.
Johns Hopkins 8, Bates 1
March 20, 2011 at Baltimore, Md. (JHU Tennis Courts)
1. Jacoby Barnaby/Casey Blythe (JH) def. Matt Bettles/Rob Crampton (B) 8-5
2. Warren Elgort/Andrew Wang (JH) def. Tim Berg/Sam Woods (B) 8-4
3. Jeff Beaton/Ben Bogard (B) def. Andy Hersh/Jeff Kamei (JH) 9-7
1. Wang def. Bettles 2-6, 7-5 (10-8)
2. Elgort def. Crampton 6-4, 6-3
3. Hersh def. Berg 6-1, 6-2
4. Blythe def. Beaton 6-2, 6-0
5. Barnaby def. Peter Yanofsky (B) 6-2, 6-0
6. Jeremy Schwartz (JH) def. Bogard 6-1, 6-2