Men's Tennis Announces Fall Tournament ScheduleBRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team has announced a three-tournament schedule for the 2009 fall season which begins on September 19. The Polar Bears are coming off one of the most successful seasons in program history, reaching the regional final of the NCAA Tournament and seeing their top doubles pairing of Jamie Neely and Oscar Pena reach the NCAA Championship match.
Pena and Neely Fall in NCAA Championship MatchCLAREMONT, Calif. - The phenomenal run of Bowdoin's Jamie Neely and Oscar Pena came to an end in the title match of the Division III Men's Tennis Doubles Championship on Sunday, as the Polar Bear duo fell to Ben Stein and Amrit Ruspasinghe of Bates College (6-4, 5-7, 6-4). Neely and Pena are the first Bowdoin tennis players to reach a national championship match and finish their season with a record of 13-2.
Jamie Neely Receives ITA Northeast Arthur Ashe AwardBRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College men's tennis player Jamie Neely (Quincy, Mass.) has been honored as the Northeast Regional recipient of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Division III Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award. The first Bowdoin men's tennis player to be nominated for the prestigious award, Neely was Academic All-NESCAC and First Team All-Conference this spring.
Bowdoin Falls to Williams in NCAA Regional FinalWILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team was ousted by Williams, 5-1, in an NCAA Regional Final on Sunday. The Polar Bears finish their year with a record of 12-7. Bowdoin's top doubles duo of Jamie Neely and Oscar Pena earned the team's lone point in the match.
Bowdoin Sweeps Vassar in NCAA OpenerWILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team eased past Vassar, 5-0, in an NCAA Tournament Second Round match on Saturday at Williams College. The Polar Bears (12-6) advance to play the host Ephs at 3:00 p.m. Saturday in the regional finals. The teams played a hotly-contested regular season match on April 18 with Williams taking a 6-3 win.
Men's Tennis Trio Earns All-NESCAC and NCAA BerthsBRUNSWICK, Maine - Three members of the Bowdoin College men's tennis team have been honored as All-New England Small College Athletic Conference selections and grabbed NCAA bids on Friday. Sophomore Stephen Sullivan (Coral Gables, Fla.) was tabbed as a First Team singles selection while the doubles pairing of junior Jamie Neely (Quincy, Mass.) and first-year Oscar Pena (Miami, Fla.) have netted First Team doubles choices.
Men's Tennis Garners At-Large NCAA SelectionBRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team has received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament that begins this weekend. The Polar Bears (11-6) will travel to Williamstown, Mass., where they will face Vassar (10-8) on May 9. The host Ephs will play the winner of a first-round match between Mass.-Dartmouth and Neumann.
Panthers Knock Off Polar Bears in NESCAC SemifinalsWILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The Middlebury College men's tennis team defeated Bowdoin 5-1 in the semifinals of the NESCAC Tournament on Saturday. The Polar Bears (11-6), who entered the tourney as the fourth seed, will hope to receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament when pairings are announced early next week. Oscar Pena teamed with Jamie Neely to earn Bowdoin's lone point in doubles play.
Bowdoin Advances to Semifinals With Victory Against TrinityWILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team took a 3-0 advantage in doubles play and claimed a pair of singles wins to take a 5-3 victory over Trinity in the opening round of the NESCAC Tournament on Friday at Williams. The reigning NESCAC Champions will play top-seeded Middlebury in a rematch of last year's final on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. in the semifinals. Alex White clinched the win for Bowdoin with a victory at #5 singles.
NESCAC Tennis Tournament Pairings AnnouncedBRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's and women's tennis teams have qualified for the 2009 NESCAC Championship Tournaments to be held at Williams College this Friday-Saturday, May 1-3. The men's squad is seeded fifth in the tournament while the women are the fourth seed.
Fifth-Ranked Amherst Downs BowdoinAMHERST, Mass. - The 11th-ranked Bowdoin College men's tennis team, playing their third match in as many days, dropped an 8-1 decision to fifth-ranked Amherst on Sunday. The Polar Bears fall to 10-5 overall and 5-3 in conference play.
Williams Edges Bowdoin in Nationally-Ranked BattleWILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team led 2-1 after doubles play, but could only manage one point in singles play in a 6-3 loss to seventh-ranked Williams on Saturday. The eleventh-ranked Polar Bears fall to 10-4 this season with the setback.
Bowdoin Returns to Win Column With Victory Over MITCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team returned to their winning ways on Friday afternoon, ripping MIT 8-1. The Polar Bears (10-3) snapped a brief one-match losing skid and have won eight of their last nine matches heading into key NESCAC meetings at Williams and Amherst on Saturday and Sunday.
Middlebury Snaps Bowdoin's Seven-Match Win StreakBRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team's seven-match winning streak came to an end with a 6-3 loss to Middlebury on Saturday. The Panthers are ranked sixth in Division III and improve to 12-2. Eleventh-ranked Bowdoin drops to 9-3 overall on the year. Alex Caughron was the lone Polar Bear to pick up a win in singles play.
Men's Tennis Claims CBB Crown With Sweep of BatesLEWISTON, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team swept Bates 9-0 on Thursday night to claim the CBB Championship. The Polar Bears swept the doubles matches and dropped just two sets in singles play to earn their seventh-straight victory overall. Bowdoin, ranked 11th nationally, has lost just two points in their four matches.
Bowdoin Continues To Roll, Bounces Tufts For Sixth-Straight WinBRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team continued to roll, easing to their sixth-straight win on Saturday against Tufts University, 8-1. The Polar Bears are 8-2 (4-0 NESCAC) this spring while Tufts drops to 6-4 (1-3). Bowdoin swept the doubles matches and earned wins at the top five singles spots to clinch the victory.
Polar Bears Dominate Colby in Shutout VictoryWATERVILLE, Maine - Stephen Sullivan won at the first singles spot and the first doubles squad of Oscar Pena and Jamie Neely were winners as Bowdoin College took a 9-0 victory over Colby College in New England Small College Athletic Conference mens tennis Friday. The 11th-ranked Polar Bears improve to 7-2 overall this year.
Polar Bears Slam Conn. College in Home OpenerBRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team was victorious in their first home match of the season, an 8-1 victory over Connecticut College on Sunday. The Polar Bears, ranked 11th in the latest national poll, win their fourth-straight match and improve to 6-2 while the Camels fall to 4-3 this season.
Bowdoin Closes California Trip With Third-Straight VictoryPOMONA, Calif. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team rounded out their spring break trip to California with a flourish, defeating Pomona-Pitzer 7-2 on Wednesday. The Polar Bears (5-2) clinched the victory with wins at the top five singles spots and finish their trip with three consecutive victories.
Thrilling Comeback Gives Bowdoin a NESCAC-Opening Win Over TrinityPOMONA, Calif. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team rallied to win the final three matches of the day to claim their NESCAC opener on Tuesday, 5-4 over Trinity College. The Polar Bears improve to 4-2 overall this spring. Jamie Neely stepped into the lineup to help claim two points for Bowdoin while Tyler Anderson won the clinching match.
Eleventh-Ranked Bowdoin Cruises Past #22 SalisburyPOMONA, Calif. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team cruised past Salisbury on Monday afternoon, 8-1. The Polar Bears, ranked 11th nationally, improve to 3-2 and will play NESCAC foe Trinity (Conn.) on Tuesday. Bowdoin took a clean sweep of doubles play and Stephen Sullivan, Oscar Pena, Alex White and Tyler Anderson all took straight-set singles victories.
Polar Bears Suffer Setback at RedlandsREDLANDS, Calif. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team suffered a 6-3 setback at 13th-ranked University of Redlands on Saturday. The Polar Bears stand at 2-2 this spring. Tyler Anderson and Josh Cranin earned a doubles point for Bowdoin with Stephen Sullivan and Alex White taking singles victories.
Men's Tennis Bounces Back With Win Over Carnegie MellonPALM SPRINGS, Calif. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team cruised past Carnegie Mellon on Friday, 7-2. The Polar Bears shook up their lineup and reaped the benefits, sweeping the doubles en route to victory. Alex White and Oscar Pena teamed to take the number one doubles position while Stephen Sullivan won a three-set battle at the top singles spot to help Bowdoin earn the win.
Polar Bears Fall to Defending National Champs Wash UCLAREMONT, Calif. - The 11th-ranked Bowdoin College men's tennis team lost an 8-1 decision to second-ranked and defending national champion Washington University on Wednesday afternoon. The Polar Bears (1-1) lost several close decisions in the match played at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Bowdoin's lone victory came at #2 singles where first-year Oscar Pena won an epic three set match.
Bowdoin Rallies to Dump Texas-Tyler in OpenerPOMONA, Calif. - Down 3-0 after singles play, the Bowdoin College men's tennis team rallied to take a 5-4 win over the University of Texas-Tyler in their spring opener on Monday. The Polar Bears are ranked 11th in the nation entering this week, while Texas-Tyler stood 20th overall in Division III. After struggling in doubles play, Bowdoin left little doubt in the singles matches, winning a quintet of contests in impressive fashion. Stephen Sullivan took a steady 6-4, 6-2 win at the top spot for the Polar Bears.
Jones Named NESCAC Men's Soccer Player of the WeekBRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College first-year Eddie Jones (Scarborough, Maine) has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Week. Jones led the Polar Bears to a key conference win over Connecticut College, improving the Polar Bears to 4-4 (3-3 NESCAC) this season.
Caughron, Jacobs, Won Claim Crowns at Wallach InviteLEWISTON, Maine - Bowdoin senior captain Alex Caughron won the "B" Singles title while first-years Alex Jacobs and Andrew Won claimed the "B" doubles flight at the Wallach Invitational hosted by Bates College this weekend.
Men's Tennis Competes at ITA RegionalWILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The Bowdoin College doubles duo of Alex White and Stephen Sullivan reached the finals of the doubles tournament at the ITA Regional Championship this weekend at Williams College.
Sullivan Remains Unbeaten, Wins Middlebury InviteMIDDLEBURY, Vt. - Bowdoin College sophomore Stephen Sullivan remained unbeaten this fall in winning the Middlebury Invitational last weekend in Vermont. Sullivan cruised to victory in the A Flight Singles Bracket to lead several strong performances by the Polar Bears.
Men's Tennis Wins InvitationalBRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team was outstanding in hosting their season-opening Invitational this weekend. The competition featured all-Bowdoin finals in every flight, including the three singles brackets and two doubles brackets as Polar Bear players went 32-1 over the weekend against players from visiting Colby and Brandeis.