Trinity Men's Tennis Drops Last Dual Match At Bates

Lewiston, Maine - The visiting Trinity College Bantams came up short, 5-4, against the Bates College Bobcats in a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's tennis match this afternoon.  Trinity, ranked No. 9 in the Northeast, finishes the regular season at 6-10 overall and 1-7 in the NESCAC, while Bates, ranked No. 7 in the Northeast and No. 21 nationally, improves to 8-8 overall and 5-4 in the league.  
 
Trinity took three singles victories to keep the team score close, as freshman Ford Traff (Wayzata, Minn.) won at No. 3, sophomore Musyoka Mbithi (Orange, N.J.) won at No. 5 and rookie Aaron Segel (Needham, Mass.) won at No. 6.  Bates prevailed in two out of three doubles matches, although senior tri-captain Jordan Kemp () and sophomore Ned Mandel (Chevy Chase, Md.) prevailed, 8-4, at the No. 3 spot for the Bantams.
 
MATCH RESULTS
Singles
1. B- Crampton d. Dan Carpenter, 6-4, 6-4
2. B- Bettles d. Ned Mandel, 6-1, 7-6
3. TC- Ford Traff d. Berg, 6-4, 7-5
4. B- Planche d. Ilya Levin, 6-0, 6-2
5. TC- Musyoka Mbithi d. Reffe, 6-2, 6-1
6. TC- Aaron Segel d. Ben Bogard, 6-2, 6-2
Doubles
1. B- Bettles/Crampton d. Carpenter/Mbithi, 8-2
2. B- Berg/Planche d. Traff/David Myers, 8-5
3. TC- Mandel/Jordan Kemp d. Reffe/Peter Yanofsky, 8-4
Bates 5, Trinity (Conn.) 4