Urken Advances to Quarterfinals of NCAA Singles Championship

Urken Advances to Quarterfinals of NCAA Singles Championship

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Bowdoin's Grant Urken advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Singles Championship before bowing out on Friday afternoon, capping a fantastic run by the sophomore at the individual tournament.

Urken claimed his first two matches on Thursday, against Jordan Krasner (Washington & Lee), 7-6, 6-1, and over Chase Lipscomb (Redlands), 6-2, 6-3. He battled fifth-seeded Brandon Metzler of Kalamazoo in the quarterfinal round before falling in an eventual 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 decision. It was the only three-set match in either the quarterfinal or semifinal round played on Friday.

Bowdoin's Luke Tercek also competed in the individual championship, advancing out of the first round with a win against second-seeded Aman Manji of Emory, 6-3, 6-1, before losing in the second round to Daniel Morkovine of CMS.

By virtue of their wins at the NCAA individual championship, both players will automatically garner All-American recognition.