July 5, 2011
Conor Smith Named Head Coach of Men's Tennis Team
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College Athletic Department has announced the hiring of Conor Smith as head coach of the men's tennis program. Smith replaces Colin Joyner, who stepped down this spring after six years at the helm of the Polar Bears. In his four years at Bridgewater (Va.) College, Smith was twice named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's tennis coach of the year, netting the honor most recently this spring as the Eagles went 14-7 overall.
June 16, 2011
Polar Bears to Be Featured on CBS Spring Highlight Show June 19
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin's national champion tennis doubles pairing and national finalist women's lacrosse team will be featured on CBS Sports Presents Championships of the NCAA at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 19. Senior Stephen Sullivan and junior Oscar Pena claimed the first-ever NCAA doubles tennis title in school history last month while the women's lacrosse team finished a record-breaking season by reaching the Division III title game.
June 6, 2011
Colin Joyner Steps Down as Head Coach of Men's Tennis
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College Athletic Department has announced that Colin Joyner is stepping down as head coach of the men's tennis program. One of the most successful coaches in program history, Joyner accumulated 73 victories over the past six seasons and led the team to its first NESCAC Championship in 2008.
May 29, 2011
Sullivan, Pena Advance to Division III Championship Match
CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis doubles pairing of Stephen Sullivan and Oscar Pena have reached the Division III Championship match. The duo will play a hometown team of Zhenya Pereverzin and Ronald Wu of Claremont Mudd Scripps at 7:15 p.m. Sullivan and Pena knocked off Issac Stein and Max Woods of Washington U in the semifinals earlier on Saturday. Fans can watch all the action online by clicking the link above.
May 27, 2011
ITA Recognizes Sullivan and Alberstone With Division III Awards
CLAREMONT, Calif. - Bowdoin College tennis players Stephen Sullivan (Miami, Fla.) and Kellen Alberstone (Tarzana, Calif.) picked up prestigious national honors given by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association at the NCAA Championship on Thursday evening. Sullivan was awarded the ITA Senior Men's Player of the Year while Alberstone was named the ITA National Player to Watch.
May 27, 2011
National Champs! Sullivan and Pena Win Division III Doubles Crown
CLAREMONT, Calif. - The most outstanding year in Bowdoin Athletics history ended with a flourish on Sunday as the Polar Bear duo of Stephen Sullivan and Oscar Pena won the Division III Men's Tennis Doubles Championship. Sullivan and Pena knocked off Zhenya Pereverzin and Ronald Wu of Claremont Mudd Scripps for the title, 6-4, 6-4. They are the first tennis players in Bowdoin's history to win a national crown.
May 26, 2011
Polar Bears Open Play at NCAA Tennis Championships Friday
CLAREMONT, Calif. - Bowdoin College tennis players Stephen Sullivan, Oscar Pena and Kellen Alberstone get underway at the Division III NCAA Tennis Championships this weekend at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer. Fans can follow all the action live on the web by clicking the link above.
May 19, 2011
Honors Continue For Sullivan, ITA Northeast Senior Player of Year
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College men's tennis senior Stephen Sullivan (Miami, Fla.) has been named the winner of the ITA Northeast Region's Division III Senior Player of the Year. Sullivan enjoyed another outstanding campaign as Bowdoin's #1 singles player and has qualified for the NCAA Individual Championship scheduled to begin May 26 at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer Colleges in California.
May 16, 2011
Sullivan, Pena Earn NESCAC Men's Tennis Honors
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College men's tennis players Stephen Sullivan (Miami, Fla.) and Oscar Pena (Miami, Fla.) have been named First Team All-New England Small College Athletic Conference in honors released by the league office. Additionally, Sullivan was recognized as the league's Clarence Chaffee Sportsmanship Award Winner.
May 15, 2011
Polar Bear Rally Falls Short in NCAA Third Round Loss
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinal round for the ninth consecutive season with a 5-1 win over Bowdoin (13-7) in the third round of the Division III Tournament Sunday afternoon. The Panthers (18-3) will defend their national title at championship week with a quarterfinal match on Tuesday, May 24th in Claremont, California.
May 14, 2011
Bowdoin Blasts MIT to Earn NCAA Regional Final Berth
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Bowdoin returned to the NCAA Regional Finals after a one-year absence with a 5-0 win over M.I.T. (14-5) Saturday at Middlebury College. The Polar Bears (13-6), who will be making their fourth regional final appearance in the last five seasons, will take on the winner of the Middlebury/Stevens match on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.
May 9, 2011
Bowdoin Tennis Teams Garner At-Large Bids to NCAA Tournament
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College tennis teams have earned at-large selections and first-round byes for Division III Men's and Women's Tennis Championships. The Polar Bear men (12-6) will travel to a regional in Middlebury, Vt. while the women (12-6) will play in Williamstown, Mass. Both teams will open play on Saturday with match times to-be-determined.
May 7, 2011
Top-Seeded Amherst Takes Down Bowdoin in NESCAC Semifinals
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - The Amherst College men's tennis team eliminated Bowdoin from NESCAC Championship contention on Saturday, dispatching the Polar Bears with a 5-0 win in the conference seminfinals. Amherst improves to 30-1 this season while the Polar Bears (12-6) will hope for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament when selections are announced on Monday.
May 6, 2011
Bowdoin Cruises Into Semifinals With Victory Over Tufts
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team advanced to the NESCAC Semifinals with a 5-1 win over Tufts in a first-round match played Friday morning at Middlebury College. The Polar Bears (12-5) advance to take on top-seeded Amherst (29-1) on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m.
May 3, 2011
Tennis Teams Learn Seeding for Upcoming NESCAC Tournament
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's and women's tennis teams have learned their draws for the 2011 NESCAC Tennis Championships hosted this weekend at Middlebury College. The Polar Bear men are the fourth seed and will face Tufts in the opening round while the women are seeded fifth and will face the host Panthers.
April 30, 2011
Polar Bears Close Out Regular Season With Two NESCAC Wins
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team continued to roll, picking up two wins in as many days this weekend to complete its regular season with an 11-5 record (6-3 NESCAC). Seeding for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament will be announced on Monday with the tournament scheduled for Middlebury College on May 6-8.
April 28, 2011
Bowdoin Dominates Doubles Play in Road Win at Bates
LEWISTON, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team picked up an important conference victory Thursday evening as they bounced rival Bates, 6-3, at Merrill Indoor Gymnasium. The 14th-ranked Polar Bears improve to 9-5 (4-3 NESCAC) and will travel to play Trinity at Harvard Friday at 3:00 p.m. Bowdoin took all three doubles matches in the win.
April 16, 2011
Bowdoin Comes Within A Point of Tipping Top-Ranked Middlebury
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team gave top-ranked Middlebury all it could handle in a 5-4 loss on Saturday at the Pickard Field Tennis Courts. The 14th-ranked Polar Bears came within a single point of dealing Middlebury its first Division III loss of the season but dropped to 7-4 overall (2-2 NESCAC). The Panthers move to 14-1 (5-0 NESCAC) with the victory.
April 9, 2011
Polar Bears Bow to Amherst in First NESCAC Defeat
AMHERST, Mass. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team lost its first NESCAC match of the season in a 7-2 setback at Amherst on Saturday. Fourth-ranked Amherst swept Bowdoin in doubles play and won four singles matches to improve to 22-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference. The 14th-ranked Polar Bears (7-3, 2-1) will host top-ranked Middlebury College next Saturday in their final home match of the regular season.
April 8, 2011
Bowdoin Uses Incredible Comeback to Stun 20th-Ranked MIT
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team mounted a furious comeback and claimed the final two singles matches to seal a 5-4 victory at 20th-ranked MIT on Friday evening. The 14th-ranked Polar Bears improve to 7-2 this spring and will travel to play at fourth-ranked Amherst on Saturday.
April 3, 2011
Bowdoin Cruises To Another NESCAC Win, Tips Tufts 8-1
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team made quick work of Tufts on Sunday afternoon, taking an 8-1 victory to complete a weekend sweep of NESCAC teams. Sunday's win, combined with a victory over Wesleyan yesterday afternoon, has the Polar Bears sitting at 6-2 (2-0 NESCAC) this spring while the Jumbos fall to 7-3 (1-1 NESCAC).
April 2, 2011
Bowdoin Blasts Wesleyan in NESCAC Opener Saturday
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team opened NESCAC play with a convincing 9-0 win over Wesleyan University on Saturday afternoon in a match played indoors at Farley Field House. The Polar Bears, ranked 14th in the latest ITA Division III poll, win their fourth straight to improve to 5-2 overall this spring. The Cardinals stand at 6-5-1 overall this year.
March 24, 2011
Bowdoin Claims Two Victories in Final Action of California Trip
CLAREMONT, California - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team posted a pair of victories to finish its spring trip to California with a 4-2 overall mark. The Polar Bears, ranked 15th in the latest Division III national poll, dispatched Cal Lutheran and Willamette in action on Tuesday and Wednesday.
March 19, 2011
Men's Tennis Juggles Schedule Due To Rain in California
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Due to rainy weather in Santa Cruz, the Bowdoin College men's tennis team has announced some schedule changes for the coming days. The Polar Bears have canceled their matches against Trinity and UC Santa Cruz and have moved the Occidental match to March 23.
March 17, 2011
Men's Tennis Splits First Four Matches in California
POMONA, Calif. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team stands at 2-2 after its first four matches of the 2011 campaign in California. The Polar Bears, ranked 15th in the latest Division III poll, will travel to Santa Cruz for four matches in three days beginning on Saturday. Stephen Sullivan and Chris Lord are both 4-0 in early-season singles action.
October 11, 2010
Bowdoin Closes Fall Campaign With Wins at Stony Brook
STONY BROOK, N.Y. - Bowdoin College men's tennis players Casey Grindon and Chris Lord led an impressive contingent at the Stony Brook University Invitational last weekend in New York. Lord claimed the B-Flight singles crown over Grindon, who teamed with Alex Jacobs to win the B-Flight doubles title.
September 27, 2010
Sullivan Leads Polar Bears at ITA Regional Championship
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin's Stephen Sullivan led a strong contingent of Polar Bears at the men's Intercollegiate Tennis Association New England Championship last weekend at Williams. Sullivan collected three wins to advance to the semifinal round of the tournament.