Men's tennis falls in battle of ranked teams

LEWISTON, Maine -- Vlad Murad fought back for a win at second singles for the 29th-ranked Colby College men's tennis team in a 7-2 loss at 40th-ranked Bates College on Wednesday.

The Bobcats took two of the three doubles matches to get out to an early lead in the match. Zale Shah and Scott Altmeyer won 8-3 at third doubles for Colby.
 

Murad had a tough match against second singles player Chris Ellis and fell 7-6 in the opening set. However, the Colby senior pulled out back-to-back 6-4 victories to earn the match.

Bates 7, Colby 2

Doubles

1: Ben Rosen/Chris Ellis, B, d. Carl Reid/Vlad Murad, 8-3

2: Pat Ordway/Adam Schwartz, B, d. Shaw Speer/Cam Hillier, 9-7

3: Zale Shah/Scott Altmeyer, C, d. Josh Quijano/Josh Leiner, 8-3

Singles

1: Rosen, B, d. Reid, 6-2, 6-1

2: Murad, C, d. Ellis, 7-6, 6-4, 6-4

3: Quijano, B, d. Altmeyer, 6-4, 7-6 (4)

4: Schwartz, B, d. Shah, 6-2, 6-2

5: Ordway, B, d. Speer, 6-2, 6-4

6: Jacob Kauppila, B, d. Hillier, 6-2, 6-2