Header Background
 

No. 25 men's tennis beats No. 27 MIT 7-2 for third straight

Pierre Planche '14 won at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles for the Bobcats. (File photo by Ellen Friedlander)

LEWISTON, Maine – No. 25 Bates College men's tennis extended its winning streak to three matches, picking up a 7-2 win over No. 27 MIT on Friday evening at Merrill Indoor Gymnasium.

The Bobcats (3-3) took a 3-0 lead after doubles play and pulled out three straight-set wins in singles action en route to the victory over the Engineers (4-2).

The top doubles duo of senior Timmy Berg (Bradenton, Fla.) and junior Pierre Planche (Natick, Mass.) captured an 8-4 win while the pairs of senior Ben Bogard (Lido Beach, N.Y.) and first-year Patrick Ordway (Falmouth, Maine) and senior Eric Ruta (Ridgewood, N.J.) and first-year Christopher Ellis (Shrewsbury, Mass.) each won 8-2 on court Nos. 2 and 3 respectively.

Planche emerged victorious 6-2, 6-2 on singles court No. 2 while Ellis snagged a 6-3, 6-1 win at the third singles spot, and Ordway won 6-3, 6-4 at sixth singles.

Junior Henry Lee (Sag Harbor, N.Y.) persevered in a 6-4, 1-6, 10-6 win over Curtis Wu at the No. 5 singles position.

Next, Bates plays at Colby on Monday at 4 p.m.

No. 25 Bates College 7, No. 27 MIT 2

March 14, 2014 at Lewiston, Maine (Merrill Indoor Gymnasium)

Doubles:

No. 1 – Timmy Berg/Pierre Planche (BAT) defeat Edwin Zhang/Curtis Wu (MIT), 8-4

No. 2 – Ben Bogard/Pat Ordway (BAT) defeat Eugene Oh/Kevin Wang (MIT), 8-2

No. 3 – Eric Ruta/Chris Ellis (BAT) defeat Kenny Gea/Jeffrey Bu (MIT), 8-2

Singles:

No. 1 – Edwin Zhang (MIT) defeats Timmy Berg (BAT), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6

No. 2 – Pierre Planche (BAT) defeats Kevin Wang (MIT), 6-2, 6-2

No. 3 – Chris Ellis (BAT) defeats Kenny Gea (MIT), 6-3, 6-1

No. 4 – Eugene Oh (MIT) defeats Brent Feldman (BAT), 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

No. 5 – Henry Lee (BAT) defeats Curtis Wu (MIT), 6-4, 1-6, 10-6

No. 6 – Pat Ordway (BAT) defeats Dennis Garcia (MIT), 6-3, 6-4

Bates College

2 Andrews Road

Lewiston, ME 04240

Phone: 1-207-786-6255

View: Mobile | Desktop