Ephs Fall to Bowdoin 5-3 in NESCAC Semifinals

Matt Micheli '14
Matt Micheli '14

WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Bowdoin men's tennis team avenged last weekend's loss to Williams with a 5-3 NESCAC semi-final win on Saturday.

Bowdoin trailed 2-1 after doubles play, with their lone point coming from the second pair of Doug Kaplan and Kyle Wolstencroft. Bryan Chow and Trey Meyer won at the top spot for Williams over Oscar Pena and Samuel King, 8-2. Kevin Shallcross and Will Petrie beat Casey Grindon and Chris Lord 8-4.

Casey Grindon was first off court in singles play for Bowdoin, registering a 7-5, 6-4 win to even the score at 2-2. Trey Meyer then gave the Ephs a 3-2 advantage with a win a 7-6, 6-1 win at number one.

It was all Bowdoin after that, as Kyle Wolstencroft, Noah Bragg, and Chris Lord won the next three singles matches to bring the Polar Bears to five points. Lord and Bragg each dropped their first set, but were able to bounce back to take their matches in three sets. Wolstencroft had a more routine 6-1, 7-6 win.

Bowdoin advances to tomorrow's final against Amherst, who beat Middlebury in today's other semi-final. That match is scheduled for 1:00 PM.

1. Meyer/Chow (W) def Pena/King (B) 8-2
2. Caplan/Wolstencroft (B) def Sun/Micheli (W) 8-6
3. Shallcross/Petrie (W) def Grindon/Lord (B) 8-4

1. Meyer (W) def Pena (B) 7-6, 6-1
2. Sun (W) lead King (W) 3-6, 6-2, 2-0
3. Lord (B) def Micheli (W) 2-6, 7-6, 6-1
4.Grindon (B) def Weiss (W) 7-5, 6-4
5. Bragg (B) def Chow (W) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5
6. Wolstencroft (B) def Petrie (W) 6-1, 7-6

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