Men's Tennis Falls to Amherst in NESCAC Semifinals

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MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Bowdoin College men's tennis' teams hopes of a three-peat in the NESCAC Tournament came to an end in a 5-2 loss to Amherst in the conference semifinals Saturday.

The Polar Bears (16-4) are likely to receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament when selections are announced on Monday.

Match Highlights

  • The Polar Bears lost a pair of tiebreakers in doubles play to fall behind against the Mammoths.
  • Bowdoin won at #3, courtesy of an 8-3 victory by Justin Patel and Oscar Yang, but dropped 8-7 decisions at the top two positions to trail 2-1 following doubles play.
  • Bowdoin quickly tied it up with a straight set 6-2, 6-4 win by Grant Urken, but the deficit proved too much to overcome as Amherst took wins at number two, number three and number six singles to clinch the victory.

Up Next

  • NCAA selections will be announced on Monday with action beginning at regionals next weekend.