Forester (Falmouth, Maine) defeated RPI's Andrew Imrie in the first round of the "A" flight by a count of 6-4, 6-2 before falling 6-4, 7-5 in a hard-fought quarterfinals match to Colby's Scott Altmeyer.
Kania (Middlefield, Conn.) competed in the "B" flight and defeated Colby's Ben Powis 7-5, 6-3 in the first round. Then Kania took top seed Jeff Chen of Brandeis University to the brink in the quarterfinals, taking the first set before falling 4-6, 6-4, 10-7.
The Bobcats did not have as much luck elsewhere, falling in six other first-round singles matches and four doubles matches.
Bates is back in action Friday, September 27-Sunday, September 29 at the ITA New England Championships on the campus of Colby College.