BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team will face Johns Hopkins in the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Championship on Monday, May 23 in Kalamazoo, Mich.
The Polar Bears (17-3) will play the Blue Jays (19-5) at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 23. The NCAA will be providing a live webcast of selected courts and live stats from the tournament. Links are available above. Complete tournament information is available below.
MEN'S TENNIS REGIONAL NOTES
- Bowdoin is making its third-ever appearance in the NCAA Quarterfinals and its first since 2012. The Polar Bears also make the national quarterfinals in 2002. The Polar Bears are looking for their first-ever trip to the NCAA semifinals.
- The Polar Bears have tied the program record for single-season wins (17) that was established in 2002.
- The Polar Bears opened the campaign with an 11-match winning streak, rising to as high as #2 in the Division III ITA rankings. Bowdoin currently sits at number four in the latest poll.
- Bowdoin has been outstanding in doubles play this season, recording a 50-11 record in dual matches (.820 winning percentage). The Polar Bears have trailed following doubles play just twice this season and came back to win one of those matches (vs. Wesleyan, 5-4, on April 3).
- The Polar Bears own winning records across their entire lineup, but it has been their depth that has proven the difference in several matches. The 4-6 players in Bowdoin's ladder (Jiang, Gil Roddy and Grant Urken) own a combined 46-5 record this spring (.902 winning percentage)
- Bowdoin had three players honored in All-NESCAC awards handed out last week. Luke Trinka and Luke Tercek were named First Team All-Conference in doubles while Tercek garnered First Team singles. Jerry Jiang was named NESCAC Rookie of the Year.
- Head coach Conor Smith is in his fifth season as head coach of the Polar Bears, and has amassed a 71-30 record (.702 winning percentage). He was recognized as the Conference Coach of the Year.