BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team will look to claim its second national championship next week as they compete in the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals beginning Monday in Claremont, Calif.
The Polar Bears (21-1) won the NESCAC Championship and cruised through an NCAA regional last weekend to advance to the "Elite 8" for the third consecutive season. Bowdoin will battle Washington (Mo.) University (17-8) in the quarterfinals at noon (EST)/9 a.m. (PST) on Monday, May 21. The semifinals and championship are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, May 22-23.
All matches will be live streamed by host school Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at the link above.
Complete championship information is below.
Click here for a video interview with senior Gil Roddy
Championship Site Information
- NCAA Men's Championship Home Page
- Match Schedule
- Live Streaming/Scoring
- NCAA Tournament Bracket
- Complete Championship Preview (CMS)
The Polar Bears enter the national tournament with the best record (21-1) of any team in Division III, having tied the program's single-season wins record established last spring...Bowdoin claimed the 2016 national championship and advanced to the national semifinals last season before falling to eventual national champ Emory...Bowdoin's three-man senior class of Luke Tercek, Kyle Wolfe and Gil Roddy boast the best four-year record of any class in school history, going 77-15, including 62-9 over the last three campaigns...individually, the trio has combined for a 60-17 mark in singles play this year...Bowdoin's top doubles pairing of Grant Urken and Luke Tercek won the ITA New England regional last fall and is 24-6 overall in 2017-18...the Polar Bears' lone loss of the season came to Middlebury on April 14, a loss they avenged in the NESCAC Championship on May 6...Bowdoin cruised past Yeshiva (5-0) and RPI (5-1) in their home NCAA regional last weekend...the Polar Bears have played six of the other seven teams at this year's championship, going 6-1 cumulatively against those teams...Bowdoin split two matches against Middlebury, and defeated Wash U. (7-2), CMS (7-2), Chicago (7-2), Williams (5-4) and Whitman (5-4) in the regular season...the only team the Polar Bears have not played this season is Emory, who eliminated Bowdoin in the NCAA semifinals last spring, following Bowdoin defeating the Eagles in the 2016 NCAA semifinals.