Sept. 18-19, 1999  

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Middlebury Invitational Tournament
at Middlebury, Vt.

A Singles

First Round
Dmitri Kudrjavstev (Bates) def. S. Korlan (USCGA) 6-1, 6-1
Robbie Ruttmann (Bates) def. T. Drozdowski (USCGA) 6-0, 6-0

Second Round
D. Kudrjavstev def. R. Bole (Conn. Coll.) 6-1, 6-4
R. Ruttmann def. M. Hill (C. of N.J.) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4

D. Kudrjavstev def. O. Patrick (Colby) 6-1, 6-3
R. Ruttmann def. C. Joyner (Bowdoin) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

R. Ruttmann def. D. Kudrjavstev 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

B Singles

First Round
J. Berger (Col. of N.J.) def. Chris Danforth (Bates) 6-2, 6-3
Greg Norton (Bates) def. J. McManigal (Colby) 6-1, 6-3

Second Round
G. Norton def. M. Hill (Col. of N.J.) 6-4, 6-3

G. Norton def. R. Morgan (Middlebury) 6-1, 6-4

G. Norton def. J. Berger (Col. of N.J.) 6-2, 6-2

C Singles

First Round
N. Maclean (Bowdoin) def. Ben Lamanna (Bates) 6-3, 6-1
Dave Carlson (Bates) def. R. Frankenfield (Colby) 6-1, 6-2

Second Round
D. Carlson def. C. Jennings (Middlebury) 6-3, 6-2

A. Felker (Bowdoin) def. D. Carlson 6-1, 6-3

1 Doubles

First Round
Greg Norton/Robbie Ruttmann (Bates) def. Korlijan/Howard (USCGA) 8-3

Second Round
Tallman/Berger (Col. of N.J.) def. Norton/Ruttmann 8-3

2 Doubles

First Round
Hill/Hill (Col. of N.J.) def. Chris Danforth/Dave Carlson (Bates) 8-3

3 Doubles

First Round
Ben Lamanna/Alex MacDonald (Bates) def. Bennett/Chu (Vassar) 8-4

Second Round
Lamanna/MacDonald def. Fleury/Gilberg (Bowdoin) (No score reported)

Lamanna/MacDonald def. Cueff/Grossman (Col. of N.J.) 8-6

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- The Bates College men's tennis team opened the fall season by living up to their high expectations for the 1999-2000 season. Bobcat players claimed titles in three of the six brackets. In the A singles flight, Bates provided both finalists, with junior Robbie Ruttmann (Uitenhage, South Africa) defeating classmate Dmitri Kurdjavtsev (Tallinn, Estonia) in the finals, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. After winning his first match without dropping a game, Ruttmann won the title with three consecutive three-set matches, twice coming from behind after losing the first set. Junior Greg Norton (Mansfield, Mass.) was victorious in the B singles flight without dropping a set, while senior Dave Carlson (Ramsey, N.J.) reached the semifinals of the C flight. The Bobcats also claimed a victory in the third doubles bracket, as the duo of sophomore Ben Lamanna (Barrington, R.I.) and first-year player Alex MacDonald (Bridgewater, Conn.) captured the title with an 8-6 win in the finals.
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