Men's Tennis Extends Winning Streak With Weekend Victories Over MIT, Conn

Chase Savage claimed the clinching point in Bowdoin's Saturday comeback over MIt
Chase Savage claimed the clinching point in Bowdoin's Saturday comeback over MIt

NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team extended its winning streak to five matches with a pair of impressive road wins at MIT and Connecticut College this weekend.

The 12th-ranked Polar Bears stand at 7-4 overall after edging 28th-ranked MIT on Saturday, 5-4, and cruising past Conn. College on Sunday, 7-2.

Bowdoin used some late dramatics to stun the Engineers in the first match of the weekend. Trailing 3-0 following doubles play, the Polar Bears won five of six singles matches to complete a dramatic turnaround. After Chris Lord and Kyle Wolstencroft won in straight-sets at #3 and #4 for Bowdoin, Sam King and Hugh Mo rallied from one-set deficits to win at #2 and #6 for the Polar Bears. With the match tied at 4-4, Chase Savage dominated the third set of a 7-4, 2-6, 6-0 win to complete the comeback.

The Polar Bears used a more traditional route to victory against the Camels, taking a 2-1 edge after doubles wins by King/Wolstencroft at #1 (8-4) and Peter Davis/Eric Chien at #3 (8-1). Luke Trinka, Lord, Wolstencroft, Savage and Mo each took straight-set singles wins to clinch the victory for Bowdoin.

The Polar Bears will return to action next weekend with a pair of matches - at Tufts on Saturday (10:00 a.m.) before returning home to battle Amherst on Sunday (2:00 p.m.).