Men's tennis drops 7-2 decision to #21 Bates

Alec Siegel '15

WALTHAM, Mass. -- The Brandeis men's tennis team dropped a pair of tiebreakers in doubles action and the Judges were unable to recover, falling to 21st-ranked Bates College, 7-2, in the Gosman Athletic Center tonight.

After the Bobcat duo of junior Timmy Berg and sophomore Pierre Planche opened the scoring with a win over the Judges' pair of rookie Mitch Krems (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Century Acad.) and sophomore Alec Siegel (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) at No. 2 doubles, 8-4, the other two matches went the distance. At No. 1, Bobcat seniors Matt Bettles and Rob Crampton rallied from 4-2 down in the tiebreaker to win 7-5 over Brandeis seniors Steve Milo (Woodbury, N.Y./Syosset) and Josh Jordan (Northborough, Mass./Algonquin Regional). At third doubles, it was junior Ben Bogard and sophomore Henry Lee who downed rookie Danny Lubarsky (Cleveland, Ohio/Hawken School) and senior Dave Yovanoff (Eden, N.Y./Eden), 7-4 in the tiebreaker.

In singles action, Milo registered Brandeis's first point, gaining revenge on Crampton at No. 1 with a marathon first set tiebreaker before an easy second set, 7-6 (12-10), 6-1. Yet another long tiebreaker enabled the Bobcats to move within one point of victory when Berg defeated Krems, 6-4, 7-6 (9-7) at No. 3. The visitors closed the match out with the only three-set match of the night at No. 2, where Bettles defeated Jordan, 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-1. Brandeis recorded their second point at No. 6 singles as the evening wore down, where Siegel topped Bogard in a pro-set, 8-6.

The Judges are right back in action tomorrow morning against Tufts University at 9 a.m.

#21 Bates College 7, Brandeis 2
Mar 15, 2013 at Waltham, Mass. (Gosman Athletic Center (Indoors)) 

Singles competition
1. Steven Milo (BRMTEN) def. Rob Crampton (BATES) 7-6 (12-10), 6-1
2. Matt Bettles (BATES) def. Josh Jordan (BRMTEN) 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-1
3. Timmy Berg (BATES) def. Mitch Krems (BRMTEN) 6-4, 7-6 (9-7)
4. Pierre Planche (BATES) def. David Yovanoff (BRMTEN) 6-1, 6-2
5. Henry Lee (BATES) def. Michael Secular (BRMTEN) 6-3, 6-4
6. Alec Siegel (BRMTEN) def. Ben Bogard (BATES) 8-6
Doubles competition
1. Matt Bettles/Rob Crampton (BATES) def. Josh Jordan/Steven Milo (BRMTEN) 9-8 (7-5)
2. Timmy Berg/Pierre Planche (BATES) def. Mitch Krems/Alec Siegel (BRMTEN) 8-4
3. Ben Bogard/Henry Lee (BATES) def. Danny Lubarsky/David Yovanoff (BRMTEN) 9-8 (7-4)
Match Notes
Bates College 3-4; National ranking #21; Regional ranking #6
Brandeis 3-5
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,3,2,4,5,6)
T-5h 50m