BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College men's tennis team will head to Kalamazoo, Michigan, to compete in the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals on Monday against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
The match is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. at Stowe Stadium on the campus of Kalamazoo College. The NCAA will provide live video of selected matches and live stats at the links below. Four men's quarterfinals will be played on Monday afternoon with the semifinals scheduled for 2/4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. The NCAA Division III Championship match is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
Bowdoin enters the match with a record of 18-4 and currently is ranked eighth in the latest ITA Division III poll. CMS comes in with a 31-1 record and number one ranking in the nation. CMS came away with a 7-2 win over Bowdoin in the Stag-Hen Tournament championship match on March 16 in California.
Individual NCAA Qualifiers: In addition to the team championship, seniors Grant Urken and Jerry Jiang have qualified for the individual national championship tournament that will commence on Friday and run through Sunday of next weekend. Urken and Jiang qualified as a doubles team and also earned bids as singles participants. The complete singles/doubles brackets will be announced early next week.
Bowdoin Notes: One of the most decorated programs in Division III tennis, Bowdoin has reached the quarterfinals in each of the past four seasons, winning the NCAA Championship in 2016 and finishing as runners-up last spring… Bowdoin senior Grant Urken won the ITA Hall of Fame Grass Court Invitational last fall and a few weeks ago became the winningest player in school history, currently with 91 career victories…he is also the defending NCAA Division III singles champion…Bowdoin is 10-1 against non-NESCAC schools this season with its lone out-of-conference loss coming to top-ranked CMS on March 16…Bowdoin's senior class of Urken, Jerry Jiang, Luke Carstens and Aidan McGrory have a four-year record of 82-14 and a 14-2 mark in NCAA Tournament play. They are the only class in school history to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals in each of the past four seasons.