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M Tennis

Men’s tennis hopes to rally in playoffs

Ann BasuGETTING AIR: Justin Patel ’20 leaps to return a strong shot in the No. 3 doubles matchup during the team’s 9-0 shutout win over Connecticut College (6-10, 1-6 NESCAC) on April 9. The Bowdoin men’s tennis team (15-4, 6-3 NESCAC) heads into the first round of the NESCAC tournament this weekend as the No.

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The Relegation Zone

Bidding farewell to The Relegation Zone

Brooke Goddard I’m sitting in an airport bar at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, sleep-deprived, avoiding the crushing amount of work I have to do when I get back to campus and taking advantage of my 30 minutes of free airport WiFi to watch the Madrid derby in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals.

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Thomas ’17 studies impact of mindfulness on injured athletes

For the past three semesters, Garrett Thomas ’17 has been conducting an independent study examining the effects of mindfulness on stress reduction and athletic performance, specifically for injured or previously injured athletes at Bowdoin. In the past few years, injuries, especially concussions, have come to the forefront of athletic discussions.

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Highlight Reel

This week in sports: 4/28 – 5/4

Tournament time. The women’s tennis team (13-4, 5-3 NESCAC) is seeded fifth heading into the first round of NESCAC playoffs this weekend where it will face No. 2 Wesleyan (11-3, 5-3 NESCAC). The Polar Bears hope to build off their recent success—an 8-1 win over Babson (10-8) and a 9-0 shutout over MIT (12-8) last weekend—as they go up against a strong Cardinal squad.

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M Tennis

Men’s tennis falls to Bates in upset loss

Grace Mallett The men’s tennis team (14-3, 5-2 NESCAC) heads into its last weekend of the regular season looking to recover from a disappointing 7-2 loss to Bates (6-9, 5-3 NESCAC) on Wednesday. The defeat is the Polar Bears’ first loss to a team outside of the top five in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III rankings and ended a three-game win streak the team had developed after a tough loss to No.

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Highlight Reel

This week in sports: 4/21 – 4/27

Smooth sailing. The sailing team competed in two regattas last weekend. Finishing seventh out of 18 teams, the windless Admiral’s Cup significantly limited racing. At the Women’s New England Championship, the Polar Bears battled it out with Harvard, ultimately winning a tiebreaker against the Crimson to secure the final qualifying spot for Women’s Nationals.

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M Track

Track and field gears up for home NESCAC Championships

Leah KratochvilON THE RUN: Charlotte Oster ’20 leaps to a tenth-place finish in the women’s 400m hurdles. This weekend, Bowdoin will host the NESCAC Track and Field Championships for the first time since 2006. The women’s and men’s track teams are coming off of first-place finishes in their last two respective meets and will look to extend their success through this weekend.

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Navigating Bowdoin as a transgender athlete

Until last summer, Jake* lived his life as a woman. As a member of the Class of 2017, he had been a starter for the Bowdoin women’s ice hockey team for three years. “Originally the way I thought about it was if I could be born again, I would want to be born a man, like no questions about it.

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Softball

Softball leads NESCAC East with 12-game streak

Courtesy of Brian Beard PhotographyBATTER UP: Claire McCarthy ’18 takes the plate in the Polar Bears’ three-game series against Colby last weekend. The Bowdoin softball team (23-6, 5-1 NESCAC) is currently on a 12-game win streak after beating Colby (7-15, 0-6 NESCAC) this weekend 3-0 and sweeping a double-header against Saint Joseph’s (11-13) 9-5 and 11-0 on Tuesday.

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