Bryant, Mantikas win for Mules in loss to Bates

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 30, 2011

LEWISTON, Maine --- The Colby College men's tennis team lost for the first time this season, but did receive singles wins from Jack Bryant and Matt Mantikas in a 7-2 loss at 23rd-ranked Bates College on Wednesday.

Bates, ranked seventh in the Northeast Region, moved to 6-4 overall and 1-0 in New England Small College Athletic Conference play. Meanwhile, the Mules fall to 0-1 in the league and 5-1 overall heading into Sunday's 9 a.m. match with Trinity College.

Bryant won at fourth singles with a 6-4, 3-6, (10-8 pro-set) victory over Peter Yanofsky. Mantikas also won in a pro-set after falling 6-1 in the first set only to battle hard for a 7-5 second set victory and then a 10-4 pro-set win.

Robbie Yee and Sam Bachelder fell 9-8 (5) in a tight second doubles for Colby, ranked 15th in the region.

Bates 7, Colby 2
1. Matt Bettles/Rob Crampton (B) def. Jack Bryant/Matt Carroll (C), 8-3
2. Tim Berg/Sam Woods (B) def. Robbie Yee/Sam Bachelder (C), 9-8(5)
3. Jeff Beaton/Ben Bogard (B) def. Jason Ottomano/Luke Martin (C), 8-5
1. Bettles (B) def. Ottomano (C), 6-2, 6-3
2. Crampton (B) def. Than Moore (C), 6-2, 6-2
3. Berg (B) def. Carroll (C), 6-2, 6-1
4. Bryant (C) def. Peter Yanofsky (B), 6-4, 3-6, 10-8
5. Bogard (B) def. Martin (C), 6-4, 6-1
6. Matt Mantikas (C) def. Eric Ruta (B), 1-6, 7-5, 10-4

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