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.

Captain Kent Winingham '12 said the Polar Bears "came out firing right away" en route to a 9-0 shutout at Wesleyan and a 6-1 victory over Trinity.

Not a single Bowdoin player lost a set against Wesleyan, a historically weaker team, exhibiting how the team's depth can work to its advantage. Playing No. 1 through No. 6 singles were Chris Lord '14, Casey Grindon '13, Noah Bragg '15, Doug Caplan '15, Nicholas Fenichell '12, and Peter Davis '14. In doubles, Sam King '14 and captain Oscar Pena '12 played at the No. 1 spot, while Fenichell teamed up with Andrew Won '12 and Winingham paired with Alex Jacobs '12.

Against Trinity, the only match Bowdoin lost was No. 1 singles, where Trinity's Anson McCook defeated Pena by a score of 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.

The No. 2 doubles tandem of Caplan and Kyle Wolstencroft '15 played impressively, according to Winingham.

Grindon won his No. 4 singles match with two 6-0 shutout sets and has shown consistent results throughout the season. According to Winingham, Grindon has "really stepped up this year to come through for us each and every match."

With two solid wins behind them, the men are looking ahead to their next set of challenges, particularly their final match of the regular season against Williams on April 28. Bowdoin lost to the Ephs in a heated 5-4 battle last spring, but with the strong play of the first years and the overall team depth, the Polar Bears believe they can come out ahead.

Winingham said that he firmly believes this year's team is the deepest squad he's been a part of during his career, and "the best I've been on."

In the upcoming weeks, the Polar Bears, currently ranked No. 10 in D-III, will take on Bates, Brandeis, Hamilton, Colby, and Williams at home, and will only play two more away matches.

The Polar Bears travel to Tufts tomorrow before returning home for a game against Bates on Monday, April 10, at 3 p.m.

-Compiled by Liv King.