Men's Tennis Returns to NCAA Quarterfinals With Shutout of MIT

Men's Tennis Returns to NCAA Quarterfinals With Shutout of MIT

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team swept doubles play and punched their ticket to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the second straight season with a 5-0 win over MIT in a regional final played Saturday at Pickard Courts.

The defending national champion Polar Bears (20-4) will face either Kenyon or Washington (Mo.) in the national quarterfinals on Monday, May 22 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Complete championship site details will be available next week. MIT ends their year with a loss in the regional final to Bowdoin for the second straight season and finishes their year with a record of 18-5.

Match Highlights

  • Bowdoin completely dominated doubles play, jumping to early leads on all three courts and coasting to a 3-0 advantage.
  • Gil Roddy and Justin Patel captured a 8-1 win at #3 while Jerry Jiang and Kyle Wolfe netted a 8-2 victory at #2. Luke Tercek and Grant Urken capped the doubles portion with a 8-3 win at #1.
  • In singles play, Roddy made quick work at #5, winning a 6-0, 6-2 decision.
  • Justin Patel took the first set of his #6 match 6-0 and rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the second set to clinch the match with a 6-3 victory.
  • The victory came at an opportune time for the Polar Bears, who trailed the Engineers by a set on the fourth other courts.

Up Next

  • The program will be making its fourth NCAA quarterfinal appearance (2002, '12, '16) and will look to defend its national championship from a year ago.
  • Championship information is available here. Match times will be announced on Tuesday.