Men’s Tennis Takes on No. 3 Bowdoin in NCAA Quarters

Men’s Tennis Takes on No. 3 Bowdoin in NCAA Quarters

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Claremont, Calif., May 20, 2017—The No. 10-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team takes the court against No. 3 Bowdoin College in the 2018 NCAA Division III Quarterfinals on Monday, May 21, at the Biszantz Family Tennis Centerin Claremont, Calif. The match is set to begin at 9 a.m. (PT).

The Bears are making their 12th-straight NCAA Quarterfinal appearance, and meets Bowdoin in the quarters for the second-straight year. Bowdoin ended WashU's season a year ago with a 5-3 defeat in Chattanooga, Tenn.

WashU won its lone NCAA Division III National Championship in 2008, and have an overall record of 44-23 (.657) in 20 trips to the NCAA Tournament.

WashU (18-7) defeated No. 13 Kenyon College 5-1 on May 12 in Kenyon, Ohio to capture the regional title. The Bears are making their 15th overall NCAA quarterfinal appearance, and seeking their eighth NCAA Semifinal appearance in the last 11 years.

Bowdoin (21-1) defeated RPI 5-1 to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the third-straight season and fifth time in program history. With the win, the Polar Bears tied the single-season school record for victories. Bowdoin's lone loss of the season was to No. 1 Middlebury. The Polar Bears avenged their regular season loss with a 5-3 victory over Middlebury in the NESCAC Conference Championship. 

Four quarterfinal matches will take place on Monday, followed by the national semifinals on Tuesday and the title match on Wednesday. 

Following the team championship sophomore Bernardo Neves and senior Johnny Wu will compete in the singles championship, while senior Jason Haugen and junior Konrad Kozlowski will complete in the doubles championship. The individual championships are slated for Thursday-Saturday, May 24-26 in Claremont, Calif.