CLAREMONT, Calif. -- Bates sophomore Timmy Berg (Bradenton, Fla.) went 2-0 against the fifth-ranked men's tennis team in Division III, highlighting the No. 26 Bobcats' competitive 7-2 loss at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday.
Berg teamed up with first-year Pierre Planche (Natick, Mass.) to rout CMS's Robert Erani and Zhenya Pereverzin at No. 2 doubles. Bates nearly got the best of CMS at first doubles, too, where juniors Matt Bettles (Taunton, England) and Rob Crampton (Wilton, Conn.) fell 8-6 to Alex Lane and Warren Wood.
At No. 1 singles, Berg outdueled Lane, the fourth-ranked singles player in Division III, for a 7-5, 6-4 victory.
Bates (0-3) next plays at Babson on March 2 at 3:30pm.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 7, Bates 2
Feb. 25, 2012 at Claremont, Calif.
1. Alex Lane/Warren Wood (CMS) def. Rob Crampton/Matt Bettles (B) 8-6
2. Timmy Berg/Pierre Planche (B) def. Robert Erani/Zhenya Pereverzin (CMS) 8-2
3. Nikolas Marino/Brandon Wei (CMS) def. Jeff Beaton/Dylan Reffe (B) 8-3
1. Berg (B) def. Lane (CMS) 7-5, 6-4
2. Wood (CMS) def. Bettles (B) 6-3, 6-3
3. Alex Johnson (CMS) def. Crampton (B) 6-0, 4-6, (10-7)
4. Erani (CMS) def. Beaton (B) 7-5, 6-2
5. Marino (CMS) def. Planche (B) 6-0, 6-1
6. Mac Cahill (CMS) def. Reffe (B) 6-3, 6-1