FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAMANNA RECEIVES NESCAC'S CHAFFEE AWARD
LEWISTON, Maine Bates College senior Ben Lamanna of Barrington, R.I., was presented with the Clarence Chaffee Award at the 2002 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's tennis championships, held April 26-28 at Amherst College.
Lamanna was recognized with Chaffee Award, which is given annually to the player who best combined and displayed a high standard of tennis coupled with the highest levels of sportsmanship at the championships.
Dave Meyer of Weston, Conn., the sixth seed in the No. 4 singles
flight, was the lowest singles seed at the championships to advance past the
quarterfinals. Meyer won a preliminary rematch with his opponent from Colby,
6-1, 6-2. He then upset the third seed from Trinity, 6-4, 6-4, in the quarters
before extending Bowdoin's No. 4 to three sets before falling.
Sam Duvall of Mt. Washington, Ky., the fourth seed in the No.
3 flight defeated his quarterfinal opponent from Trinity, 6-4, 6-1, before losing
to a foe from conference champ Williams in the semis.
In the doubles draws, all three Bates teams won their preliminary round matches. The Bobcats' No. 3 team of Carty and sophomore Mike Hoverman of Warwick, N.Y., seeded eighth, shocked the top-seed from Bowdoin in the quarters, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, before falling in the semis to Middlebury.
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