No. 22 men's tennis falls 5-4 at No. 32 Brandeis

Pat Ordway won at second doubles and fifth singles in Bates' 5-4 loss at Brandeis on April 3, 2016. (File photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College) 

WALTHAM, Mass. -- No. 32 Brandeis University won four out of six singles matches to capture a 5-4 non-conference win over the No. 22 nationally ranked Bates men's tennis team on Sunday.

The Judges improve to 7-3, and the Bobcats drop to 5-5.

Bates won two out of three doubles matches by 8-6 scores, but Brandeis grabbed a key 9-7 win at third doubles. Bates sophomore Ben Rosen (Port Washington, N.Y.) and junior Chris Ellis (Shrewsbury, Mass.) defeated Michael Arguello at first doubles, while juniors Pat Ordway (Falmouth, Maine) and Fergus Scott (Wellington, New Zealand) beat Danny Lubarsky and Jackson Kogan at NO. 2.

Kogan later clinched the victory for Brandeis, moving the Judges out of a 4-4 tie with a three-set victory against Bates first-year Josh Quijano (Los Angeles, Calif.). Kogan won the No. 6 singles duel 6-2, 2-6, 6-4. 

Rosen defeated Brandeis's Ryan Bunis at No. 1 singles, 6-4, 6-3. Ordway won the No. 5 matchup in three sets against Lubarsky.

The Bobcats will host NESCAC rival Amherst on Saturday at 1pm.