The women’s tennis team hosted Middlebury College this past Saturday in a rematch of last year’s NCAA Regional Final and beat the Panthers 7-2. The Polar Bears continued their win streak with a dominating win against Tufts (3-5 NESCAC, 6-8 overall).

The No. 8 Polar Bears (5-1 NESCAC, 12-3 overall) took down Middlebury in an impressive sweep of doubles play and four wins in singles action. The loss dropped the No. 9 Panthers to 8-5 (3-2 NESCAC). 

Joulia Likhanskaia ’17 and Tiffany Cheng ’16 won their match at No. 1 doubles and Tess Trinka ’18 and Kyra Silitch ’17 defeated their opponents at No. 2 doubles. Chow and Giffenig also got a victory at No. 3 doubles.

Likhanskaia earned the No. 1  singles win with her three-set victory at 6-3, 2-6, and 7-5. Trinka won the No. 3 singles match in straight sets with scores of 6-3, 6-2, along with Silitch at number five with scores of 6-4, 6-3, and Giffening at No. 6 with scores 6-2, 6-4.

In the win against Tufts the team continued its dominance in doubles, wininng all three matches. Trinka and Silitch’s win stretched the pair’s undefeated win streak to 10. In singles, Samantha Stalder ’17 got back on track, winning her match after losing 7-5 in the decisive third set against Middlebury.

The team finishes its regular season at No. 3 ranked undefeated Williams (16-0 overall, 5-0 NESCAC) tomorrow at 10 a.m.


Last week the men’s tennis team split its two matches, suffering an 8-1 loss at home to Middlebury last Saturday but defeating Washington and Lee 6-3 on Tuesday. 

The No. 8 Polar Bears (11-4, 4-3 NESCAC) fought in a tough match Saturday against the No. 6 Panthers (16-2, 6-0 NESCAC), resulting in Bowdoin’s third NESCAC loss.

The Polar Bears struggled right out of the gate in doubles matches, losing all three of the matchups. The No. 1 doubles team of Luke Tercek ’18 and Luke Trinka ’16 lost after a tie break. During the singles matches, Noah Bragg ’15, Kyle Wolstencroft ’15, Tercek and Gil Roddy ’18 all lost close three-set matches. At No. 1 singles, Trinka lost 6-2, 6-3. Bragg fought through three sets at No. 2 singles, coming back from opening losses but finally losing 6-2, 7-5, 10-8. Wolfe played at No. 3 singles and lost 6-2, 6-2, followed by a victory by Tercek at fourth singles. 

Tercek, at No. 4, won straight sets 6-3, 6-2, securing the only point for the Polar Bears. Wolstencroft and Roddy each played three sets at five and six, finishing with scores of 6-1, 7-5, 10-8 and 6-3, 6-0, 10-7 respectively, both in Middlebury’s favor.

On Tuesday, the Polar Bears made up for the Middlebury loss with a 6-3 home victory against 32-ranked Washington and Lee (12-7). This victory improves their season record to 11-4. 

During the doubles competition, Trinka and Tercek lost 8-5, a rough start for Bowdoin. However, Wolstencroft and Roddy won 8-5 in second doubles, and Wolfe and Bragg cruised to an 8-2 victory in third doubles. Bowdoin sealed a 6-3 victory by taking four out of six singles matches in straight sets.

The team will host Tufts today.