Thrilling Comeback Gives Bowdoin a NESCAC-Opening Win Over Trinity

Thrilling Comeback Gives Bowdoin a NESCAC-Opening Win Over Trinity

POMONA, Calif. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team rallied to win their NESCAC opener on Tuesday, 5-4 over Trinity College. The Polar Bears improve to 4-2 overall this spring and will play at Pomona-Pitzer in their final California match on Wednesday.

Jamie Neely and Stephen Sullivan could muster the only Polar Bear point in doubles play, coming at the number two position as Trinity led 2-1 heading into singles. Neely then claimed his singles match in straight sets at number six to even the score at two apiece. After Alex White fell at #3 singles, Trinity got another point at #4 singles when Alex Caughron dropped in three sets to give Trinity a 4-2 lead.

All three remaining matches went to three sets and Bowdoin claimed all three to clinch the win. Sullivan defeated #13 Spencer Feldman at #1 singles while Oscar Pena rallied from down a set and 5-2 in the second to win five straight games to win the second set and take a three-set win. All eyes turned to #5 singles where Tyler Anderson entered his third set. Anderson, who won the deciding match at last year's NESCAC Championship, won his deciding third frame, 6-3, to seal the win.

Bowdoin 5, Trinity (Conn.) 4
Doubles:

1) TRIN - Feldman/Yahng d. White/Pena 8-4
2) BOW - Neely/Sullivan d. McCook/White 8-2
3) TRIN - Samarth/McConnell d. Anderson/Cranin 8-5
Exh) BOW - Won/Jacobs d. Lanza/Patrick 8-5
Exh) TRIN - Toder/Ayres d. Winingham/Roer 8-5
Exh) BOW - Knise/Power d. Malakoff/Desimone 8-2

Singles:
1) BOW - Stephen Sullivan d. Spencer Feldman 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
2) BOW - Oscar Pena d. Anson McCook 6-7(4), 7-5, 6-3
3) TRIN - David Samarth d. Alex White 6-1, 6-3
4) TRIN - David Yahng d. Alex Caughron 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-3
5) BOW - Tyler Anderson d. Nick White 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-3
6) BOW - Jamie Neely d. Blake Toder 6-3, 6-1
Exh) TRIN - Lanza d. Andrew Won 8-4
Exh) BOW - Matt Knise d. McConnell 8-3
Exh) TRIN - DJ Patrick d. Kent Winingham 8-6
Exh) TRIN - Malakoff d. Josh Roer 8-6
Exh) BOW - Michael Power d. Dill Ayres 8-2
Exh) BOW - Alex Jacobs d. Bobby Desimone 8-4