Men's Tennis Splits First Four Matches in California

Men's Tennis Splits First Four Matches in California

POMONA, Calif. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team stands at 2-2 after its first four matches of the 2011 campaign in California. The Polar Bears, ranked 15th in the latest Division III poll, will travel to Santa Cruz for four matches in three days beginning on Saturday.

After opening the season with a 6-3 loss to ninth-ranked Trinity (Texas) University on Monday, Bowdoin bounced 19th-ranked Whitman 6-3 on Tuesday morning. The Polar Bears then dropped to 20th-ranked Pomona-Pitzer in their second match of the day on Tuesday, 6-3, but rebounded on Thursday to edge Skidmore, 5-4.

Senior Stephen Sullivan and first-year Chris Lord have led the way in the early going, as both have posted perfect 4-0 marks in singles play. Casey Grindon is 3-1 in singles action while Sam King has earned two victories, including a key comeback victory by King to clinch the one-point victory over Skidmore.