NCAA Division III Tournament
DEFENDING CHAMPS DOWN BATES MEN'S TENNIS
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.
SINGLES 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 DOUBLES 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.