Men's tennis downs Trinity 9-0 for third straight win

Adam Schwartz went 2-0 with victories at second doubles and fourth singles as Bates defeated Trinity 9-0 on April 9, 2017 in Hartford. (File photo by Josh Kuckens/Bates College.) 

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Bates men's tennis team won its third match in a row and rose to 3-1 in NESCAC play on Sunday with a 9-0 victory at Trinity College.

The match was Bates' first against Trinity since a 6-3 loss in 2014.

The Bobcats swept doubles play by scores of 8-3, 8-4 and 8-2, then swept singles play, with three out of six matches going to a third set.

Junior Ben Rosen (Port Washington, N.Y.) and senior Chris Ellis (Shrewsbury, Mass.) downed William Boyd and Rex Glickman 8-3 at first singles, and both players won in straight sets at first and second singles, respectively., with Rosen defeating Glickman 6-2, 6-3 and Ellis beating Boyd 7-5, 7-5.

Junior Adam Schwartz (Los Angeles, Calif.) and senior Pat Ordway (Falmouth, Maine) teamed up for an 8-4 win at second doubles over Courtland Boyle and Jagger Riefler. Schwartz went on to defeat Phillip Winser 7-5, 3-6, 10-3 at fourth singles, in the match-clinching result of the day.

Sophomore Josh Quijano (Los Angeles, Calif.) also went 2-0 on the day, teaming with junior Josh Leiner (Baltimore, Md.) in an 8-2 win over Winser and William Frigerio at third doubles, then coming from behind to defeat Riefler at third singles, 2-6, 6-1, 10-4. 

Ordway also won in a third set at fifth singles over Chris Caskin, while senior Brent Feldman (Waccabuc, N.Y.) defeated Frigerio 6-0, 6-1 at sixth singles.

No. 40 nationally ranked Bates (4-7, 3-1 NESCAC) remains on the road for its next three matches, beginning Tuesday, April 18 at Amherst.