Men's Tennis Beats Nationally-Ranked Foes at Stag-Hen Invite

Photo courtesy of Gibbs Roddy
Photo courtesy of Gibbs Roddy

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team advanced to the finals of the Stag-Hen Invitational with a pair of wins over ranked opponents on Monday.

The fourth-ranked Polar Bears opened the day with a 6-3 win over 25th-ranked Case Western Reserve before defeating seventh-ranked Washington University 7-2 to advance to the finals on Tuesday against second-ranked Claremont Mudd Scripps.

Case Western Match Highlights

  • Bowdoin's stellar performance in doubles play put the match out of reach early as the Polar Bears swept their way to a 3-0 lead.
  • Jerry Jiang/Kyle Wolfe (8-3), Luke Tercek/Grant Urken (8-5) and Gil Roddy/Justin Patel (8-6) built Bowdoin's 3-0 lead.
  • In singles play, the Polar Bears capped it off with a trio of straight-set wins from Urken (6-4, 6-2), Tercek (6-2, 6-1) and Roddy (6-2, 6-1).

Wash U Match Highlights

  • Bowdoin flipped the script and dominated singles play to earn the win over Washington University in the afternoon contest.
  • The Polar Bears led 2-1 after doubles thanks to wins from Tercek/Urken (8-4) and Wolfe/Jiang (8-6) but ran away with the win thanks to five singles victories.
  • Urken (6-1, 6-4), Tercek (6-1, 6-0), Wolfe (6-2, 7-5) and Roddy (6-4, 6-2) netted straight-set wins while Patel took a comeback 6-7, 7-6, 10-2 win.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin faces Claremont Mudd Scripps Tuesday in a early-season match of two of Division III's top teams. Fans can find a link to the live video at GoUBears.com