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No. 23 Bates Betters Men’s Tennis in NESCAC Opener

Will Cannon

NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Connecticut College men's tennis team fell to No. 23 Bates by a 9-0 score in the NESCAC opener for both schools on Saturday evening.

Despite the overall outcome, the Camels were competitive throughout the day and most notably in singles play with four matches going to a third set and two prolonged and decided by tiebreakers. Senior Will Cannon (Fairfield, Conn.) battled back at No. 5 singles before ultimately falling by scores of 4-6, 6-2 and 9-11 against Bates' Alex Kennedy, while Henry DeCoster was beaten at No. 4 by marks of 6-4, 3-6, and 8-10 by Jacob Eisenberg. Sophomore SangJin Song (Roslyn Heights, N.Y.) and freshman Julian Tien (Barrington, R.I.) also went the distance with their opponents before coming up short in three-set battles.

Connecticut College (0-1) will fly to Texas to face six opponents over spring break. The Camels will first match up with Schreiner in Kerrville on Monday, March 11 at 10:00 a.m. CST (11:00 a.m. EST).