Men's Tennis Bounces Wash U To Advance To NCAA Semifinals

Luke Tercek clinched the win for Bowdoin with a 6-4, 6-4 win at #1 singles (Photo: Brian Beard/CIPhotography.com)
Luke Tercek clinched the win for Bowdoin with a 6-4, 6-4 win at #1 singles (Photo: Brian Beard/CIPhotography.com)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team won a trio of straight-set singles matches to take a 5-3 win over Washington University on Monday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Championship at The Champions Club in Tennessee.

The Polar Bears (21-4) set a new program record for wins in a season with Monday's triumph against the Bears and will make their second-straight appearance in the national semifinals on Tuesday afternoon against Emory.

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Polar Bears took a quick 2-0 lead thanks to an impressive 8-2 win from Luke Tercek and Grant Urken at number one singles and an 8-5 victory from Gil Roddy and Justin Patel at number three.
  • Wash U was able to close the gap to 2-1 following doubles play by carding a 8-5 win over Kyle Wolfe and Jerry Jiang at number two.
  • Grant Urken made it 3-1 Bowdoin with a tidy 6-2, 6-1 victory at number two singles, but the Bears bounced back with wins at number six and number four singles to even the score at 3-3.
  • Gil Roddy regained Bowdoin's lead with a 6-4, 6-1 win at number five singles with two matches remaining on the court.
  • Luke Tercek won his first set 6-4 and, after falling behind early in the second set, found himself tied at 4-4 in the second. Tercek held serve to take a 5-4 lead and then broke serve to take the 6-4 win and clinch the match for Bowdoin. 

UP NEXT

  • Bowdoin will face Emory in the NCAA semifinals on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.
  • The Polar Bears and Eagles have not played since the national semifinals last spring, when Bowdoin claimed a 5-4 victory en route to their first NCAA Championship.
  • Live statistics and live video will be available for the match.