Bates Stein Surprises Field to Reach NCAA Singles Final
Bates’ Ben Stein and Emory’s Michael Goodwin
advanced to the final of the NCAA Division III Singles Championship
at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Sunday. The unseeded Stein, defeated
David Maldow of John’s Hopkins in the quarterfinals in three
sets, and then top-seeded and undefeated John Kauss of Gustavus
Adolphus in straight sets in the semifinals. Goodwin, won a pair of
three-set matches against second seeded Lawrence Wang of CMS in the
quarters, and then against seventh seeded Conrad Olson of
Middlebury in the semis. All four semifinalists competing on
Saturday were seniors.
Stein also advanced to the semifinals of the doubles draw for the second consecutive year with partner Amrit Ruspasinghe. They will face Charlie Cutler and Chris Hoeland of Washington University St. Louis for a place in the final. Stein is the only player still involved in both the singles and the doubles draws.
Final matches on Sunday begin at 12 Noon with the singles final featuring Stein and Goodwin. The doubles semis will follow not before 2:00 PM, and the doubles final will follow that after the players have had suitable rest.
Saturday May 23 Singles and Doubles Results