Men's Tennis Rallies For Big Win at Redlands

Men's Tennis Rallies For Big Win at Redlands

REDLANDS, Calif. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team stole a doubles point and won the top four singles matches to take a 5-4 win over the University of Redlands on Saturday afternoon. The 20th-ranked Polar Bears improve to 4-1 this spring with the win over the 18th-ranked Bulldogs.

Stephen Sullivan and Josh Cranin both earned multiple points, including a key win at #3 doubles as the Polar Bears trailed 2-1 entering singles action. The duo then both cruised in their singles matches, at #1 and #3, before Jamie Neely and Nicholas Fenichell closed out the victory at #3 and #2, respectively, with Fenichell clinching the match on a second-set tiebreaker. (Picture, at right (l-r): Cranin, Sullivan, Fenichell)

The Polar Bears have two remaining matches on the west coast and both promise to be key contests. Bowdoin will play at fifth-ranked Claremont on Tuesday before facing 15th-ranked Trinity (Conn.) on Wednesday in Claremont.

Bowdoin 5, Redlands 4
Singles:
1) Stephen Sullivan (B) d. Cameron Spearman  6-4,6-1
2) Nicholas Fenichell (B) d, Anish Nanda  6-4,7-6(2)
3) Josh Cranin (B) d.   Matt Liebman 6-2,6-2
4) Jamie Neely  (B) d. Jeff Hammond 6-2,6-3
5) Taylor Chaparro (R) d. Adam Davis 6-2,4-6,6-3
6) Connor Hyde (R) d. Casey Grindon 7-6(2),6-1

Doubles:
1) Cameron Spearman/ Anish Nanda (R) d. Jamie Neely/ Kent Winingham 8-5
2) Jeff Hammond/Keven Wong (R) d. Tyler Anderson/Casey Grindon 8-6
3) Stephen Sullivan/ Josh Cranin (B) d. Matt Liebman/Lander Jewett  8-4