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