|Mark Westerfield was part of a #2 doubles win for Tufts
RUNSWICK, ME - Host Bowdoin College won #1 doubles 9-8 (7) to take a 2-1 lead and then had victories in the second through sixth singles spots to post a 7-2 win against Tufts in a Friday afternoon NESCAC men's tennis match.
Polar Bears Kyle Wolstencroft and Doug Caplan edged Jumbos Ben Barad (San Rafael, CA) and Rob Jacobson (Winnetka, IL) in #1 doubles. Tufts won 8-5 at #2, with senior tri-captain Mark Westerfield (Menlo Park, CA) teaming up with freshman Nick Telkedzhiev (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) for the win. Bowdoin's third duo of Chase Savage and Luke Trinka shut out their Tufts opponents.
Telkedzhiev won for the sixth time in the last seven matches in three sets against Bowdoin's Noah Bragg at #1 singles. However, the Polar Bears dominated the other matches to earn the win. Wolstencroft lost just two games at #5. Savage gave up just four games at #6 and Sam King was a 6-1, 6-4 winner on the third court. Chris Lord won a 7-6 (4) tie-break in the second set to defeat Tufts senior tri-captain Andrew Lutz (Baltimore, MD).
The Polar Bears improved to 12-3 overall and 4-1 in the league. They have won eight of their last nine overall. This was the last match of the regular-season for Bowdoin. Tufts (9-6 / 4-5 NESCAC) closes its conference regular-season at home against Williams on Sunday at 1 pm.