Bowdoin Claims Two Victories in Final Action of California Trip

Bowdoin Claims Two Victories in Final Action of California Trip

CLAREMONT, California - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team posted a pair of victories to finish its spring trip to California with a 4-2 overall mark. The Polar Bears, ranked 15th in the latest Division III national poll, dispatched Cal Lutheran and Willamette in action on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Polar Bears defeated Lutheran 6-3 on Tuesday before bouncing Willamette 9-0 on Wednesday. Bowdoin's scheduled match against NESCAC foe Trinity was postponed due to rain. The teams will attempt to reschedule the match upon their return to New England.

Bowdoin was able to jump out to an early lead against Cal Lutheran thanks to improving doubles play. Sam King and Stephen Sullivan earned a point at #1 doubles with Casey Grindon and Chris Lord adding a victory at #3. The Polar Bears put the contest out of reach with four singles wins, courtesy of King (#2), Lord (#3), Nicholas Fenichell (#5) and Grindon (#6).

The squad wasted little time knocking off Willamette, taking a 3-0 lead in doubles play an never looking back. The doubles teams of Sullivan and King and Grindon and Lord combined for their second wins in as many days at the top two spots while Josh Roer and Alex Jacobs collected a point at number three. Bowdoin swept the singles matches without losing a set, as King, Lord, Grindon, Fenichell all earned victories at #1-4. Peter Davis and Andrew Won took victories at #5 and 6, respectively.

The Polar Bears will return to action with their home debut on April 2-3 when they host Wesleyan University and Tufts University in a pair of key NESCAC matches.