WATERVILLE, Maine -- The 15th-ranked Bates College men's tennis team won all three doubles matches and sophomore Timmy Berg won at first singles in an 8-1 victory over Colby College in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Wednesday.
Bates, ranked fifth in the Northeast, moves to 6-5 overall and 3-2 in the NESCAC, while the Mules, ranked 13th in the region, fall to 10-5 overall and 1-3 in conference play.
The Bobcats are now 20-1 in doubles play over their past seven matches, helping them to a team record of 7-1 in that time.
Bates plays at its other CBB rival, ninth-ranked Bowdoin, on Friday at 3:30pm.
Bates 8, Colby 1
April 18, 2012 at Colby
1: Matt Bettles/Rob Crampton, B, d. Tom Kimball/Jason Ottomano, C, 8-1
2: Tim Berg/Pierre Planche, B, d. Robert Yee/Sam Bachelder, C, 8-2
3: Kyle DeSisto/Peter Yanofsky, B, d. Jack Bryant/Luke Martin, C, 9-8 (5)
1: Berg, B, d. Kimball, C, 6-3, 6-3
2: Bettles, B, d. Ottomano, C, 6-1, 6-3
3: Crampton, B, d. Bryant, C, 6-4, 6-3
4: Sam Bachelder, C, d. Jeff Beaton, B, 5-7, 6-1, (14-12)
5: Planche, B, d. Matthew Mantikas, C, 6-4, 6-2
6: DeSisto, B, d. Martin, C, 4-6, 6-2, (10-7)