BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's and women's squash teams learned their opening round opponents for the 2012 NESCAC Tournament this weekend at Trinity College.
The Polar Bear men (10-11) earned a first-round bye and are seeded fifth in the tournament. They will face fourth-seeded Bates in the quarterfinals Saturday at 9:00 a.m. The Bowdoin women (9-9) are seeded seventh and will take on 10th-seeded Connecticut College at 7:00 p.m. on Friday in the First Round.
In the men's bracket Bowdoin will look for a measure of revenge. Bates ousted the Polar Bears from the championship bracket in 2011, 7-2, and posted a similar score against Bowdoin on January 25. The Polar Bears have gone 5-2 in their matches since the setback. The winner of Saturday morning's match will advance to play in the semifinals at 6:00 p.m.
On the women's side, the Polar Bears won their regular season meeting against the Camels, 7-2, on December 4. Bowdoin went 4-2 at the Maine Event last weekend and will look to advance to the quarterfinals on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. against second-seeded Bates.