CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team opened its spring season with a resounding 7-2 win over Stevens Institute on Sunday in California.
The Polar Bears (1-0) enter their spring campaign ranked fifth in Division III.
Bowdoin took a commanding 3-0 lead after doubles action thanks to a pair of close victories at the top of the ladder. Doug Caplan and Kyle Wolstencroft earned a 9-7 win at #1 doubles while Sam King and Noah Bragg teamed to take a 9-8 (3) win at #2. Casey Grindon and Chris Lord completed the sweep with an 8-4 triumph at #3.
Despite dropping singles matches at #1 and #2, Bowdoin swept the remaining singles matches to cruise to the win. King earned a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win at #3, Lord claimed a 6-1, 6-1 win at #4, Wolstencroft took a 6-0, 6-1 win at #5 and Chase Savage posted a clean sweep, 6-0, 6-0 at #6.
Noah Bragg dropped a 6-1, 6-4 decision at #1 singles and Casey Grindon fell in a hard-fought 6-7 (4), 6-1, 12-10 loss at #2.
Bowdoin will return to action tomorrow against Carnegie Mellon. Complete match scores will be posted on the Bowdoin website when available.