Men's Tennis Rounds Out California Trip With Wins Over Whitman and Trinity

Chase Savage took singles wins against both Whitman and Trinity
Chase Savage took singles wins against both Whitman and Trinity

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team collected a pair of wins to close out its California trip with an impressive 6-1 mark.

The Polar Bears rallied in singles play both days to defeat Whitman 5-4 on Wednesday and Trinity (Conn.) 6-3 on Thursday. Bowdoin is ranked #10 in the latest ITA Division III poll. Whitman is #15 while Trinity stands at #23.

Down 3-0 for the second straight match after doubles, Bowdoin got singles wins from positions #2-6 in singles play to rally for the win. Kyle Wolfe claimed the key win, earning a 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 victory at #3. Noah Bragg (6-2, 7-5), Chase Savage (7-6, 6-4), Luke Tercek (6-0, 6-3) and Gil Roddy (6-4, 6-2) all netted straight-set wins to complete the comeback.

Against Trinity, Bowdoin got a point in doubles play from the #3 pairing of Savage/Roddy, 8-1, and again dominated singles action to put the Bantams away. Wolfe (6-3, 1-6, 7-5), Savage (7-5, 3-6, 7-6) and Tercek (6-4, 4-6, 6-3) all won three-set battles to aid the effort. Bragg (6-4, 6-4) and Roddy (6-4, 6-1) accounted for the other Polar Bear wins in the match.

Bowdoin will return to action with a doubleheader on Saturday, March 28 when they host Wesleyan (2:00 p.m.) and Southern Maine (7:30 p.m.).