HADLEY, Mass. -- Bates senior Rob Crampton, senior Matt Bettles and junior Timmy Berg all repeated as All-NESCAC honorees on Friday, as the New England Small College Athletic Conference announced its Men's Tennis All-Conference teams. It is the third straight year that all three men are receiving postseason honors from the conference.
Crampton (Wilton, Conn.) was named to the First Team both at singles and at doubles, along with doubles partner Bettles (Taunton, England). Bettles and Berg (Bradenton, Fla.) both received Second Team nods in singles.
The honors represent the seventh and eighth All-NESCAC selections for Bettles -- a career sweep of sorts. Crampton now has six of his own, while Berg has four, including the 2011 Rookie of the Year award.
Bettles and Crampton, the second-ranked doubles team in the Northeast Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, finished the regular season with a 21-5 record this year, including a 13-4 mark in dual matches.
Crampton was 15-7 in singles play this year, including a 10-6 mark as Bates’ No. 1 singles player in dual matches. Some of his signature wins came against players from such nationally ranked opponents as Middlebury, Pomona-Pitzer, Amherst, Wesleyan and Tufts.
Fellow two-time All-American Bettles, competing for the most part at No. 2 singles for Bates, went 15-9, including a 10-6 mark in dual matches. Bettles defeated players from such nationally ranked opponents as Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, MIT, Pomona-Pitzer and Bowdoin.
Berg was 10-7 in singles play this year, competing for the most part at No. 3 singles for the Bobcats, and exclusively in dual matches. Berg notched wins against opponents from such nationally ranked teams as Pomona-Pitzer, Johns Hopkins, Amherst and Bowdoin.
For the second straight year, Crampton will be competing in the NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Singles Championship, taking place May 23-25 in Kalamazoo, Mich., and will team up with Bettles in the doubles championship, as announced by the NCAA on Wednesday.