No. 21 Bates Defeats MIT, 7-2

March 8, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Nationally-ranked No. 21 Bates College topped MIT, 7-2, in a non-conference men's tennis match on Friday. The loss lowered the Engineers' ledger to 4-1 on the year while the Bobcats improved to 1-1.

MIT returns to action on Tuesday, March 31 when it hosts Salem State College. On Thursday, March 12, Bates will host Babson College in its home-opener.

Bates College vs. MIT
Final Team Score: Bates 7, MIT 2

Doubles
1. Kevin Pang/Ken Van Tilburg (M) def. Benjamin Stein/Amrit Rupasinghe (B), 8-3
2. Maxwell Berger/Ryan Mannelly (B) def. David Iba/Brian Wee (M), 8-6
3. Zach Fenno/Jeffrey Beaton (B) def. Peden Nichols/Jonathan Farm (M), 8-5

Singles
1. Benjamin Stein (B) def. Kevin Pang (M), 6-3, 6-4
2. Amrit Rupasinghe (B) def. Ken Van Tilburg (M), 6-3, 6-3
3. Maxwell Berger (B) def. Brian Wee (M), 6-3, 6-2
4. Michael Reiss (B) def. Jonathan Farm (M), 6-2, 6-2
5. Ryan Mannelly (B) def. Peden Nichols (M), 6-1, 6-1
6. Samuel Harmatz (M) def. Zach Fenno (B), 7-6 (5), 6-0