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.

In addition, Casey Grindon '13, Nicholas Fenichell '12, Andrew Won '12, Kyle Wolstencroft '15, Doug Caplan '15, and Davis all won singles matches.

Overall, Bowdoin went 3-4 in California, beating top-20 teams from Carnegie Mellon and Washington University in St. Louis, while losing to ranked squads from Trinity (Texas), Kenyon, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, and Amherst.

The toughest match of the trip was the faceoff against Amherst—the top-ranked team in the country—that Bowdoin lost 7-2. The sole points came from Casey Grindon (6-1, 6-0) at third singles and the pairing of Wolstencroft and Caplan (8-5) at second doubles.

Chris Lord '14 said the success of team was a collaborative effort.

"A lot of singles players won matches, and doubles did a much better job [than] last year," he said. Lord added that the first years stood out especially; they "are looking really good, stepping into high positions on the team and performing."

Compiled by Liv King.