#17 Men's Tennis Defeats #25 Bates, 6-3, on Saturday in Fredericksburg

#17 Men's Tennis Defeats #25 Bates, 6-3, on Saturday in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg, Va.-- The #17 University of Mary Washington men's tennis team defeated #25 Bates 6-3 on Saturday. The Eagles won all three doubles, and three singles matches en route to the victory. UMW is now 12-2 on the year.

Evan Charles and Tyler Carey came back from a 5-2 deficit at one doubles to claim a victory. The duo won six straight games to defeat Timmy Berg and Pierre Planche 8-5. Brandon Griffin and Stratton Gilmore defeated Ben Bogard and Patrick Ordway 8-3 at two doubles, while Alex Blakhin and Andrew Curtis claimed a victory at three doubles, 8-6.

Blakhin, Charles and Curtis also turned in singles wins for the Eagles. Blakhin was a 6-3, 7-5 winner at three singles over Christopher Ellis. Charles downed Brent Feldman at four singles 6-4, 6-1. Curtis was a 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 at six singles. 

The Eagles will face #11 Carnegie Mellon tomorrow, March 23rd starting at 10:00 a.m. at the UMW Tennis Center.


#17 University of Mary Washington 6, #25 Bates College 3
Mar 22, 2014 at Fredericksburg, Va. 


Singles competition
1. Timmy Berg (BATES) def. CAREY, Tyler (UMWMT) 6-4, 6-4
2. Pierre Planche (BATES) def. GILMORE, Stratton (UMWMT) 7-5, 6-3
3. BLAKHIN, Alexander (UMWMT) def. Christopher Ellis (BATES) 6-3, 7-5
4. CHARLES, Evan (UMWMT) def. Brent Feldman (BATES) 6-4, 6-1
5. Henry Lee (BATES) def. GRIFFIN, Brandon (UMWMT) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)
6. CURTIS, Andrew (UMWMT) def. Patrick Ordway (BATES) 7-6 (9-7), 3-6, 6-3


Doubles competition
1. CHARLES, Evan/CAREY, Tyler (UMWMT) def. Timmy Berg/Pierre Planche (BATES) 8-5
2. GRIFFIN, Brandon/GILMORE, Stratton (UMWMT) def. Ben Bogard/Patrick Ordway (BATES) 8-3
3. BLAKHIN, Alexander/CURTIS, Andrew (UMWMT) def. Eric Ruta/Christopher Ellis (BATES) 8-6


Match Notes
Bates College 3-6; National ranking #25
University of Mary Washington 12-2; National ranking #17