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Men's tennis sweeps singles in 7-2 win over Tufts

Chris Ellis '17 pulled out a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win at third singles for the Bobcats vs. Tufts. (File photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

LEWISTON, Maine – Bates College men's tennis swept all six singles matches to defeat No. 28 Tufts University, 7-2, on Tuesday afternoon at Merrill Indoor Gymnasium.

The Bobcats (5-7, 2-2 NESCAC) faced a 2-1 deficit after the doubles round but won four of six singles matches over the Jumbos (7-7, 3-5 NESCAC) in straight sets.

Senior Timmy Berg (Bradenton, Fla.) and junior Pierre Planche (Natick, Mass.) teamed to win 8-3 at first doubles with each player moving on to triumph in singles competition. Berg won 6-3, 6-1 at first singles while Planche followed with a 6-3, 6-0 victory at the No. 2 spot.

Both matches at the No. 3 and 4 positions went to three sets as first-year Christopher Ellis (Shrewsbury, Mass.) came back to win 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3, and classmate Brent Feldman (Waccabuc, N.Y.) snagged a 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 win on court No. 4.

Junior Henry Lee (Sag Harbor, N.Y.) captured a 7-5, 6-3 win at the No. 5 spot, and first-year Patrick Ordway (Falmouth, Maine) earned a 6-2, 7-5 win at No. 6 to round out the scoring for the Bobcats.

Next, Bates plays at No. 5 Williams on Thursday at 4 p.m.

Bates College 7, No. 28 Tufts University 2

April 15, 2014 at Lewiston, Maine (Merrill Indoor Gymnasium)

Doubles:

No. 1 – Timmy Berg/Pierre Planche (BAT) defeat Matt Pataro/Benjamin Battle (TUF), 8-3

No. 2 – Brad Wong/Brian Tan (TUF) defeat Ben Bogard/Peter Yanofsky (BAT), 8-5 

No. 3 – Austin Blau/Nick Cary (TUF) defeat Eric Ruta/Christopher Ellis (BAT), 8-6

Singles:

No. 1 – Timmy Berg (BAT) defeats Jay Glickman (TUF), 6-3, 6-1

No. 2 – Pierre Planche (BAT) defeats Brad Wong (TUF), 6-3, 6-0

No. 3 – Christopher Ellis (BAT) defeats Austin Blau (TUF), 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

No. 4 – Brent Feldman (BAT) defeats Brian Tan (TUF), 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

No. 5 – Henry Lee (BAT) defeats Zach Ladwig (TUF), 7-5, 6-3

No. 6 – Patrick Ordway (BAT) defeats Nick Cary (TUF), 6-2, 7-5