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

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.