Men’s Tennis Team To Battle Middlebury For National Championship Wednesday Morning

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Men’s Tennis: The men’s tennis team rallied again from a deficit following doubles play to knock off top-ranked Emory University 5-4 in the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Championship Tuesday morning.  View photos of the win here. The Polar Bears (19-3) advance to the championship match Wednesday against NESCAC rival Middlebury at 10 a.m. Watch the match online or follow live statistics.

It is the first appearance for Bowdoin men’s tennis in the championship of the NCAA Tournament and the team becomes just the fourth Polar Bear program to appear in an NCAA title game (women’s basketball, field hockey, women’s lacrosse). They are the first men’s program in Bowdoin history to play for a national title.

Women’s Tennis: The women’s tennis team fell behind early and couldn’t recover in a 5-0 loss to Williams in the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Tournament Tuesday evening. The Polar Bears finish a phenomenal season with a record of 15-7, winning an NCAA regional and reaching the NCAA Semifinals for the first time in program history.

Sailing: In the first day of competition at the Sperry Women’s National Intercollegiate Sailing Championship, Bowdoin sits in seventh place in the Eastern Semifinal. In-progress results are available here. Racing continues  Wednesday with the top nine boats from the semifinals advancing to the finals, which begin Thursday.

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