Men's Tennis Returns to NESCAC Championship

Luke Tercek cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 win in singles play.
Luke Tercek cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 win in singles play.

AMHERST, Mass. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team will play for the NESCAC Championship for the third consecutive season after a 5-1 triumph over Wesleyan in the semifinals of the conference tournament on Saturday.

The Polar Bears (18-1) will battle a familiar foe - the Panthers of Middlebury - in the NESCAC title match Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Amherst.

Match Highlights

  • Bowdoin carried a lead into singles play as they received wins from Luke Tercek/Grant Urken at #1 (8-4) and at #3 from Gil Roddy/Larry Zhao (9-7).
  • The Polar Bears rolled in singles play, taking the first three completed singles matches to claim the victory.
  • Grant Urken (6-3, 6-4) and Luke Tercek (6-2, 6-1) put the Polar Bears on the brink of the win.
  • Kyle Wolfe closed it out with a 6-4, 6-4 victory at #3 singles.
  • Bowdoin was up a set in every other singles match when decision was reached.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin and Middlebury will play Middlebury for the third consecutive year in the NESCAC Championship match. 
  • The Polar Bears won the title last year and Middlebury claimed the crown in 2016.