Bowdoin Blanks Skidmore in NCAA Second Round

FALMOUTH, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team defeated Skidmore, 5-0, in a Second-Round NCAA Division III Tournament match on Saturday played at the Woodlands Club in Falmouth, Maine. The match was moved to Falmouth due to rain and was pushed back from a 10:00 a.m. to a 2:00 p.m. start.

The Polar Bears (15-8) advance to play the winner of Saturday's late match between Salve Regina and Emory. The match will be played at the Portland Athletic Club at noon on Sunday.

The Polar Bears swept the doubles matches, thanks to a sensational comeback by Stephen Sullivan and Jamie Neely at the #2 doubles spot. The pair rallied from a 6-1 deficit to claim a 9-8 (8) win over Carl-Eric Girardin and Cameron Clark. Bowdoin needed just a pair of singles wins and got them right away from Stephen Sullivan (#2) and Neely (#4) to clinch the victory.

Skidmore, who was making their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, ends one of the most successful seasons in program history with a mark of 13-7.

Bowdoin 5, Skidmore 0
SINGLES:

1. Garrett Gates (B) Vs. Carl-Eric Girardin (S) - 6-2, 5-3 (DNF)
2. Stephen Sullivan (B) def. Jared Karlebach (S) - 6-2, 6-1(B)
3. Alex Caughron (B) Vs. Yahia Imam (S) - 6-2, 4-4
4. Jamie Neely (B) def. Spencer Cheng (S) - 6-2, 6-1
5. Tyler Anderson (B) Vs. Lorenzo Cabrera (S) - 6-3, 0-1 (DNF)
6. Alex White (B) Vs. TJ David - 2-0 (DNF)

DOUBLES:
1. Gates/Caughron (B) Vs. Karlebach/Imam (S) - 8-2
2. Sullivan/Neely (B) Vs. Girardin/Clark (S) - 9-8 (8)
3. Anderson/White Vs. Cheng/ Cabrera (S) - 8-5