April 14, 2012

Men's Tennis Knocks Off Seventh-Ranked Middlebury to Complete Weekend Sweep

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team completed a sweep of its weekend matches by knocking off seventh-ranked Middlebury in a thrilling 5-4 victory on Saturday afternoon.

The win, combined with Friday's 9-0 shutout of Brandeis, improves the ninth-ranked Polar Bears to 8-5 (4-1 NESCAC) this spring.

Bowdoin's doubles play proved to be the difference in both matches as the team sprinted out to 3-0 leads on both days. The doubles combos of Sam King/Oscar Pena (#1), Kyle Wolstencroft/Doug Caplan (#2), and Nicholas Fenichell/Andrew Won (#3) went unbeaten and gave the Polar Bears commanding leads heading into singles action against the Judges and Panthers.

Against Middlebury, Casey Grindon earned a comeback 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Spencer Lunghino at #4, while Wolstencroft was a 6-1, 6-1 winner over David Farah at #6 to seal the win. King, Chris Lord, Grindon, Noah Bragg, Wolstencroft and Fenichell also collected singles wins on Friday against Brandeis.

The Polar Bears will look to continue their hot play on April 20 when they host Bates at 3:30 p.m.


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