May 1, 1999  

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State of Maine Championships
at Bowdoin

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bates College sophomore doubles tandem of Greg Norton (Mansfield, Mass.) and Milko Todorov (Sofia, Bulgaria) successfully defended their State of Maine doubles championship, defeating teammates Sean Bilsborrow-Koo (Chapel Hill, N.C.) and Ben Lamanna (Barrington, R.I.) in the finals, 6-4, 7-5. Both teams had tough matches in the semi-finals, with Todorov and Norton winning a tie-breaker 8-6 over opponents from Bowdoin, and Bilsborrow-Koo and Lamanna taking a 7-4 win over foes from Colby to earn the title match.

In singles action, Norton was the most successful Bates participant, reaching the semifinals before falling to runner-up Patrick Fleury of Bowdoin. The other three Bobcats each won their first-round matches, with Lamanna and Dave Carlson (Ramsey, N.J) cruising to 8-0 victories, while captain John Tucker (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) won his opening match 8-3.

Round 1
John Tucker def. Wand (Colby), 8-3
Ben Lamanna def. Lewis (USM), 8-0
Dave Carlson def. Patrick (Colby), 8-0
Greg Norton def. Nichols (Colby), 8-2

Norton def. Klein (Bowdoin), 6-2, 6-3
Carlson l. Fleury (Bowdoin), 4-6, 1-6
Lamanna l. Gilberg (Bowdoin), 0-6, 0-6
Tucker l. Schwartz (Bowdoin), 4-6, 0-6

Norton l. Fleury (Bowdoin), 6-7 (2), 1-6

1st Round
Norton/Todorov def. Lewis/Dube (USM), 8-0
Lamanna/Bilsborrow-Koo def. Klein/Gilespie (Bowdoin), 8-4

Norton/Todorov def. Fleury/Gilberg (Bowdoin), 9-8 (6)
Lamanna/Bilsborrow-Koo def. Bidwell/Patrick (Colby), 9-8 (4)

Norton/Todorov def. Lamanna/Bilsborrow-Koo, 6-4, 7-5
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