May 13, 2000  

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NCAA Division III Tournament
Eastern Regional First Round
Williams 6, Bates 1

at Williamstown, Mass.


WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The Bates College men's tennis team was unable to dethrone the defending national champion Williams College Ephs in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament today, falling 6-1.

The Bobcats lone win came at No. 3 singles, where rookie Alex MacDonald (Bridgewater, Conn.) bounced back from dropping the first set, 6-1, to take the next two, 6-3, 6-3, and claim the match. Senior Dave Carlson (Ramsey, N.J.) and rookie David Meyer (Weston, Conn.), playing their first matches of the season at Nos. 5 and 6, respectively, each put up a tough fight before falling, 7-5, in the first set.

Bates (8-3) ends its the season in its second-ever NCAA tournament. Williams (13-2), continues its title defense tomorrow against Bowdoin, 4-3 winners over Trinity tomorrow at noon.


1) Dmitri Kudrjavtsev (B) l. Josh Lefkowitz (W)		3-6, 1-6
2) Greg Norton (B) l. Eric Hasenauer (W)		1-6, 1-6
3) Alex Macdonald (B) def. Dan Matro (W) 		1-6, 6-3, 6-3
4) Ben Lamanna (B) l. Milos Janicek (W)			5-7, 6-4, 3-6
5) Dave Carlson (B) l. Kurt Palmer (W)			5-7, 3-6
6) David Meyer (B) l. Miles Hawley (W)			5-7, 2-6


1) Norton/Kudrjavtsev (B) l. Lefkowitz/Matro (W)	     3-8
2) Chris Danforth/Carlson (B) l. Janicek/Pete Stein (W)	     4-8
3) Macdonald/Lamanna (B) l. Hasenauer/Palmer (W)	     4-8

Team Records: B, 8-3. W, 13-2.
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