LEWISTON, ME-- The Williams men's tennis team concluded their regular season on Sunday, taking down Bates 6-3. The win brings their record to a stellar 15-1, 6-1 in the NESCAC.
Williams took a 2-1 lead into singles play behind strong performances from their two and three teams. Felix Sun and Matt Micheli took their pro-set 8-5, and Kevin Shallcross and Will Petrie won by the same score.
The Ephs got three crucial wins at numbers 4, 5, and 6 during singles play. Dylan Page had to work hard for a 6-4, 6-4 straight set victory. Bryan Chow had an easier 6-1, 6-1 affair at number 5, and Zach Weiss took his match 6-4, 6-2.
Felix Sun dropped a hard fought contest in three sets. Sun won the second set to even the score at 1-1, but dropped the third in a tie break, 7-6 (6).
Williams will host the NESCAC Championship this weekend, where they will look to avenge last weekend's 5-4 loss to Amherst and take home the crown.
1. Bettles/Crampton (B) def Chow/Meyer (W) 8-5
2. Sun/Micheli (W) def Berg/Planche (B) 8-5
3. Shallcross/Petrie (W) def Yanofsky/Bogard (B) 8-5
1. Meyer (W) def Berg (B) 6-4, 6-2
2. Crampton (B) def Sun (W) 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (6)
3. Bettles (B) def Micheli (W) 6-4, 7-5
4. Weiss (W) df Planch (B) 6-4, 6-2
5. Chow (W) def Benton (B) 6-1, 6-1
6. Page (W) def Bogard (B) 6-4, 6-4