Top-Seeded Men’s Tennis Upset by Fourth-Seeded Bowdoin in NESCAC Semifinals

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

THE BASICS:

Scores: Bowdoin 5, Wesleyan 0
Records: Wesleyan (13-3, 8-1 NESCAC); Bowdoin (17-4, 6-3 NESCAC)
Location: Williamstown, Mass.
Date: Saturday, May 6
The Lead: The top-seeded and nationally-ranked No. 5 Wesleyan University men's tennis team was upset by the fourth-seed and nationally-ranked No. 7 Bowdoin College in the NESCAC Semifinals Saturday at Williams College, 5-0.

DOUBLES HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Polar Bears took a decisive 3-0 lead after doubles action
  • Michael Liu '17 and Jake Roberts '17 played Luke Tercek and Grant Urken in a thriller at No. 1 doubles, but Bowdoin prevailed 9-7.
  • In the No. 2 spot, Tiago Eusebio '18 and Maxwell Smith '19 were edged 8-6 by Kyle Wolfe and Jerry Jiang.

SINGLE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Bowdoin only needed two wins in singles play to seal the victory.
  • Urken claimed No. 2 singles over Liu, 6-0, 6-1, and Gil Roddy defeated Cameron Daniels '18 in the No. 5 spot, 6-1, 6-4.

UP NEXT:

  • Wesleyan awaits its NCAA Tournament fate when the NCAA announces the field in a press release on Monday, May 8, while individuals are announced Wednesday, May 10.

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