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Camel Men & Women Drop Decisions to Bates Smith Notches Win at #1 Singles for Women

LEWISTON, Maine - The Bates College men´s and women´s tennis teams earned wins against Connecticut College in NESCAC action played at Lewiston this weekend. The women´s team (7-3) topped the Camels 7-2 in a match played indoors Friday night at Merrill Gymnasium. Saturday afternoon, the 29th ranked men (7-3) earned a 9-0 shutout victory against the Camels. In the women´s action, Connecticut College freshman Cassie Smith (Shelburne, Vt.) coasted to a 6-0, 6-1 victory in another impressive performance at #1 singles. Junior Becca Heupel (Eden Prairie, Minn.) chipped in with a win at second singles. The Camels (6-4) will host Brandeis University Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. on the South Tennis Courts in New London. In the men´s action Saturday, freshman George King (Concord, Mass.) and junior Craig Stanton (Warwick, R.I.) kept it close in an 8-6 loss at #2 doubles. Connecticut College (3-7) will host the Springfield College Pride Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. April 10, 2010 Bates 9, Connecticut College 0 Singles 1. Amrit Rupasinghe (B) def. Trevor Prophet (CC) 6-0, 6-4 2. Max Berger (B) def. Colin Tasi (CC) 6-1, 6-1 3. Matthew Bettles (B) def. George King (CC) 6-1, 6-3 4. Mike Reiss (B) def. Jeff Weisberger (CC) 6-0, 6-2 5. Rob Crampton (B) def. Craig Stanton (CC) 6-1, 6-2 6. Zach Fenno (B) def. Marshall Collins (CC) 6-1, 6-3 Doubles 1. Rupasinghe/Bettles (B) def. Prophet/Weisberger (CC) 8-0 2. Berger/Jeff Beaton (B) def. King/Stanton (CC)8-6 3. Crampton/Fenno (B) def. Henry Friedman/Jacob Levin (CC) 8-0 April 9, 2010 Bates 7, Connecticut College 2 Singles 1.Cassie Smith (CC) def. Alex Piacquad (B) 6-0, 6-1 2.Becca Heupel (CC) def. Meg Anderson (B) 2-6, 7-5, 10-6 3.Katie Helfgott (B) def. Jessica Bender (CC) 7-6(4), 6-0 4.Ashley Brunk (B) def. Caroline Barone (CC) 6-3, 6-0 5.Erika Blauth (B) def. Sara Krivoshik (CC) 6-1, 6-4 6.Nicole Russell (B) def. Jen Herbert (CC) 6-1, 6-1 Doubles 1. Piacquad/Anderson (B) def. Heupel/Bender (CC) 9-8(4) 2. Brunk/Russell (B) def. Barone/Smith (CC) 8-6 3. Helfgott/Blauth (B) def. Krivoshik/Brittney Cangemi (CC) 8-0

April 10, 2010

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