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Men's tennis blasts Colby, 9-0

LEWISTON, Maine -- The No. 21 nationally raked Bates men's tennis team rolled to an impressive 9-0 victory over rival Colby on Monday in Merrill Gymnasium, outscoring the Mules by an aggregate 24-7 score in doubles play and 72-18 in singles.

Bates senior Rob Crampton (Wilton, Conn.) was in top form, dominating Jason Ottomano at No. 1 singles 6-0, 6-1 after teaming with fellow two-time All-American senior Matt Bettles (Taunton, England) for an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles over Ottomano and Luke Martin.

Junior Timmy Berg (Bradenton, Fla.) and sophomore Pierre Planche (Natick, Mass.) followed suit, both allowing their opponent only one game in singles wins at 3 and 4, respectively, after teaming up on an 8-1 pasting of Matt Carroll and Jack Bryant at second doubles.

Sophomore Henry Lee (Sag Harbor, N.Y.) and junior Ben Bogard (Lido Beach, N.Y.) were also both 2-0 on the day.

Bates (4-4, 1-1 NESCAC) next plays at No. 8 Johns Hopkins on Saturday at 1pm.

Bates 9, Colby 0
March 18, 2013 at Bates (Merrill Gymnasium)

Doubles
1: Rob Crampton/Matt Bettles, B, d. Jason Ottomano/Luke Martin, 8-2
2: Tim Berg/Pierre Planche, B, d. Matt Carroll/Jack Bryant, 8-1
3: Ben Bogard/Henry Lee, B, d. Sam Bachelder/Matthew Mantikas, 8-4

Singles
1: Crampton, B, d. Ottomano, 6-0, 6-1
2: Bettles, B, d. Bachelder, 6-3, 6-3
3: Berg, B, d. Bryant, 6-1, 6-0
4: Planche, B, d. Carroll, 6-0, 6-1
5: Lee, B, d. Mantikas, 6-1, 6-1
6: Bogard, B, d. Martin, 6-3, 6-4