The men’s tennis team had an impressive showing at the New England Men’s Regional Tournament at Williams College September 29-30. Bowdoin’s Casey Grindon ’13 performed particularly well, qualifying for the final seeds of the competition. 
The team also traveled to Bates last week, where they faced many NESCAC rivals. Grindon only lost one set en route to winning the A-flight singles bracket, while Kyle Wolstencroft ’15 and Chase Savage ’16 won the B and C flights respectively. Coach Connor Smith expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance this season as a whole.
“The fall season went well. We had three tournaments over the five week season, and it was a good way to see how the guys were doing, as well as checking out this year’s freshmen,” he said. 
Coach Smith was also optimistic about the team’s prospects against competition for the upcoming spring season. 
“Everyone’s really good, but there aren’t any teams that are head-and-shoulders above anyone else,” said Smith. “At this point, everybody is beatable.”
According to Smith, lead schools from last year—such as Amherst and Williams—graduated a number of top players, which may allow the Polar Bears to leap ahead for the spring season. Coach Smith also noted his confidence in the freshmen players. 
“We have only two freshmen, but they had some of the better records through the fall,” said Smith.  “They played doubles, and made it to the finals in both the Bates and Stony Brook matches.”