Smith Earns First Bowdoin Victory as Polar Bears Open Spring Against Ranked Foes

POMONA, Calif. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team went 1-2 in its first three matches of the spring season, all coming against nationally-ranked opponents in California this week.

The 14th-ranked Polar Bears (1-3) opened their western swing with a 7-2 win over #16 Carnegie Mellon to give Conor Smith his first victory as Bowdoin head coach on Monday, March 12. The Polar Bears then fell 7-2 to #11 Trinity (Texas) on Tuesday and lost 6-3 to #6 Kenyon on Wednesday.

Looking good in the early-going for Bowdoin were the #1 doubles duo of Sam King and Oscar Pena, who earned wins against Carnegie Mellon and Kenyon. Pena also picked up a pair of singles wins, earning a point at #3 against Carnegie Mellon and at #2 against Trinity. Casey Grindon and Chris Lord also took a pair of victories at number four and five, respectively, in Bowdoin's first three matches. 

Bowdoin will return to the court on Friday at the Stag-Hen Invitational in Claremont. The Polar Bears will open the tournament against #10 Washington University at 1:00 p.m. (EST)/ 10:00 a.m. (PST).