Although Williams ended the men's tennis team's nine-match winning streak—its longest in over a decade—Bowdoin remains one of the top teams in the conference heading into postseason play this weekend. The Polar Bears are now ranked No. 9 in the country after losing a tough 5-4 battle against Williams on Saturday, coming off a definitive 8-1 win against Colby last Friday.
Coming off of six consecutive wins, the men's tennis team secured victories number seven and eight last weekend to give the program its longest winning streak since 2000. The ninth-ranked men beat No. 15 Bates 7-2 on Friday and bested Hamilton 8-1 on Sunday, improving their record to 10-5.
The men's tennis team is climbing the rankings after its victory over Middlebury last Saturday. The 5-4 victory marked the Polar Bears' first triumph over the Panthers since the 2008 NESCAC championship match. No. 9 Bowdoin also shut out Brandeis 9-0 on Friday. Chris Lord '14 and Casey Grindon '13 fought back against Middlebury to win in a tiebreaker after having been down 7-5 at one point. Alex Jacobs '12 said that "their effort and hustle was the difference" in their match.
After an 8-1 win over Tufts last Friday, the men's tennis team's match against Bates was rained out on Tuesday. Chris Lord '14, Casey Grindon '13, Noah Bragg '15, Kyle Wolstencroft '15, and Doug Caplan '15 won singles matches against the Jumbos.
Playing two matches in one day did not daunt the men's tennis team, as the Polar Bears beat Wesleyan and Trinity by a combined score of 15-1 last Saturday. Bowdoin (5-5, 2-1 NESCAC) is in the midst of a three-match winning streak, and has returned with a vengeance from its spring training trip to California, in which it faced multiple top-20 teams.
The men's tennis team closed out a California trip with a 9-0 shutout victory over Salisbury last Wednesday. Bowdoin, ranked No. 14 in D-III, is now moving into conference action and will play Wesleyan and Trinity tomorrow. Against Salisbury, doubles teams of Sam King '14/Oscar Pena '12, Kent Winingham '12/Noah Bragg '15 and Alex Jacobs '12/Peter Davis '14 all claimed victories.
After winning a national championship in its first season last year, Bowdoin's club curling team is looking to repeat its early success. More than halfway done with its season, which ends in April, the team has its sole home competition this weekend.
The men's squash team wrapped up its season with a trio of games in the College Squash Association team championship this past weekend. Bowdoin beat Connecticut College 6-3 on Friday, lost to George Washington 5-4 on Saturday, and pummeled Hamilton 8-1 on Sunday. The Polar Bears played in the Summers Cup Division, and ended the season ranked No. 19 in the nation.
Against Bates on Friday, the women's squash team suffered an unfortunate 7-2 defeat, with just Rachel Barnes '15 and Christiana Whitcomb '14 winning their matches.