March 11, 2013

Fifth-Ranked Men's Tennis Mounts Rally To Tip Carnegie Mellon

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Bowdoin men's tennis team dug themselves a big hole, but were able to rally past Carnegie Mellon, 6-3, on Monday afternoon in California.

The fifth-ranked Polar Bears improve to 2-0 this spring while 18th-ranked Carnegie Mellon loses for the first time this year and drops to 7-1.

The Polar Bears trailed 2-1 after doubles play, getting their lone point from Casey Grindon and Chris Lord at #3 doubles. Bowdoin then lost four first sets in singles action to fall into a bigger deficit.

With their backs to the wall, the Polar Bears claimed five of the six singles matches to earn the win. Noah Bragg came back to earn the clinching point at #1 singles (3-6, 6-2, 6-4) while Grindon earned a comeback win at #2 (3-6, 7-5, 6-2). Lord earned his second sweep in as many days (6-3, 6-3) at #4 while Kyle Wolstencroft rallied at #5 (2-6, 6-3, 6-0) and Chase Savage took a convincing victory at #6 (6-1, 6-0).

Bowdoin will return to action on Tuesday against Case Western Reserve.