The men’s tennis team (2-0 NESCAC, 7-1 overall) opened up its post-Spring Break play with a dominating 8-1 win over Wesleyan (0-2 NESCAC, 2-5 overall) on Saturday.  

The No. 8 Polar Bears’ only loss on the season came at the hands of No. 4 Pomona-Pitzer during the team’s Spring Break trip to California.

Against Wesleyan, the Bears jumped out to an early lead, winning all three doubles matches. Luke Trinka ’16 and Luke Tercek ’18 dominated first doubles, winning 8-2, and second and third doubles pairs Kyle Wolstencroft ’15 Gil Roddy ’18 and Kyle Wolfe ’18 Chase Savage ’16 held their own, winning 8-3 and 8-4, respectively.

The doubles wins were a revelation for a Bowdoin squad that, despite their near-impeccable record, was swept in doubles play three times in California. To mix things up, Roddy and Wolfe switched spots on the No. 2 and No. 3 teams against Wesleyan. 

Bowdoin’s only loss on the day came in first singles, as Trinka lost 6-4, 7-5.

“I think everyone was very happy to have such a strong result against a very talented team,” said captain Kyle Wolstencroft ’15. “That being said, we’re still in the early parts of our season and, while it was a great result that we enjoyed in the moment, we’re putting our heads down and looking forward to the matches we have this weekend against Brandeis and after that, a long road trip to Hamilton and Amherst.” 

Tomorrow’s matchup with Brandeis goes down at 11 a.m. in Farley Field House.