CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Bowdoin women's tennis team closed out its California schedule with an 8-1 win over Wisconsin-Whitewater on Monday morning.
The third-ranked Polar Bears rebounded from their first setback of the season to improve to 7-1. The Warhawks suffered just their second loss of the season, falling to 11-2.
- Bowdoin took a 2-1 lead following doubles play. The Polar Bears earned points at #1 and #2 in dominant fashion. Joulia Likhanskaia and Samantha Stalder captured an 8-3 win at the top while Tess Trinka and Pilar Giffenig combined for an 8-1 victory at #2.
- The Polar Bears swept singles play. Likhanskaia knocked off Megan Humphreys, currently ranked fifth in the country for singles, in straight sets (7-6, 6-4). Stalder did not drop a game at #2 and Sasa Jovanovic put together 6-1, 6-1 results at #6.
- Trinka earned the win at #3 (6-3, 6-0) and Tasha Christ also won in straight sets (6-0, 7-5). Giffenig won her match in a third set tiebreaker with a 13-11 edge (6-2, 4-6, 1-0).
- Bowdoin returns to the East Coast and hosts both Colby and Bates on April 2, beginning at 10:00 a.m.