Men's Tennis Prepares For Return to NCAA Quarterfinals (VIDEO)

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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.

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Watch an interview with seniors Chase Savage and Luke Trinka. Bowdoin regional notes are 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.