Men's Tennis Coasts to Saturday Sweep of Conn and Southern Maine

Chris Lord and Casey Grindon both enjoyed perfect records on Saturday
Chris Lord and Casey Grindon both enjoyed perfect records on Saturday

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team returned to action for the first time since spring break, cruising to a pair of wins on Saturday.

The Polar Bears, ranked sixth in the latest ITA Division III poll, improve to 9-2 (2-0 NESCAC) and extend their winning streak to five games.

In its morning match, Bowdoin swept singles play en route to a 8-1 win. The Polar Bears claimed two of three doubles matches, with the first-year duo of Luke Trinka and Chase Savage easing to a 8-1 win at #2 and Casey Grindon and Chris Lord posting a 8-0 shutout at #3.

The Polar Bears were hardly challenged in singles play, with every player claiming a straight-sets win. Noah Bragg (6-1, 6-3), Grindon (6-3, 6-0), Samuel King (6-3, 6-0), Lord (6-0, 6-1), Kyle Wolstencroft (6-1, 6-0) and Savage (6-0, 6-0) wasted little time in sealing the win for Bowdoin.

Against Southern Maine, the Polar Bears lost just 11 points across nine matches in a 9-0 blanking of the Huskies. Savage/Trinka (8-1), Grindon/Lord (8-1) and Eric Chien/Peter Davis (8-2) lifted Bowdoin to a 3-0 lead after double action. The Polar Bears completed the rout with straight-set singles wins from Bragg (6-2, 6-1), King (6-0, 6-1), Lord (6-1, 6-0), Trinka (6-1, 6-1), Chien (6-0, 6-0) and Davis (6-0, 6-0).

The Polar Bears will return to action on April 5 with a home match against MIT.