Men's Tennis Comes Up Short in NCAA Tournament Upset Bid of Amherst

Men's Tennis Comes Up Short in NCAA Tournament Upset Bid of Amherst
Noah Bragg (left) and Kyle Wolstencroft (right) were co-captains for the Polar Bears this season

AMHERST, Mass. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team came up just short on Sunday as they dropped to fourth-ranked Amherst in the third round of the NCAA Division III Tournament, 5-1.

Downing Bowdoin for the second time this season, the Jeffs reach the national quarterfinals for the sixth consecutive season. Amherst carries a 33-3 overall mark into an Elite 8 showdown against sixth-ranked Emory on Saturday, May 19 in Claremont, Calif. The Polar Bears end their season with a record of 12-9.

At first doubles, Joey Fritz and Justin Reindel defeated Sam King and Luke Trinka, 8-5. Andrew Yaraghi and Aaron Revzin fell to Bowdoin's Kyle Wolstencroft and Noah Bragg in the second slot, 9-7, while Michael Solimano and Chris Dale upended Chase Savage and Chris Lord at third doubles, 8-4.

Reindel inched Amherst closer to victory with a 6-0, 6-1 triumph at sixth singles over Hugh Mo. Solimano tripped up King at No. 3, 6-4, 6-3, while Anton Zykov earned a 7-5, 6-2 fourth singles decision over Lord.

Bowdoin was ahead in two matches - Bragg at #1 and Wolstencroft at #5 when the match was decided.

NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Tournament Third Round
Amherst 5, Bowdoin 1
1. Fritz/Reindel (A) def. King/Trinka (B), 8-5
2. Wolstencroft/Bragg (B) def. Yaraghi/Revzin (A), 9-7
3. Solimano/Dale (A) def. Savage/Lord (B), 8-4

1. Fritz (A) vs. Bragg (B), 6-2, 2-6, 4-5 (unfinished)
2. Dale (A) vs. Trinka (B), 6-3, 4-6, 5-2 (unfinished)
3. Solimano (A) def. King (B), 6-4, 6-3
4. Zykov (A) def. Lord (B), 7-5, 6-2
5. Yaraghi (A) vs. Wolstencroft (B), 3-6, 4-5 (unfinished)
6. Reindel (A) def. Mo (B), 6-0, 6-1