BRUNSWICK – It wasn’t necessarily dramatic, but that’s just fine with the Bowdoin men’s tennis team.

The Polar Bears (15-7) knocked off Trinity 5-1 Sunday in the regional final of the NCAA Division III tournament. They advance to next week’s quarterfinals in Cary, N.C., where they will face NESCAC rival Williams.

The Bowdoin doubles team of Samuel King and Oscar Pena set the stage for the team’s victory with a 9-8 win at first doubles over Max Frey and Erick DelaFuente. The Bears held a 2-1 advantage after doubles play.

Pena beat Frey at first singles, Chris Lord beat Greg Haugen at No. 3 and Casey Grindon beat Charlie Curtis at No. 4 to give Bowdoin its 5-1 margin. Three other singles matches were left unfinished once the final result was decided.


BOWDOIN 5, MIDDLEBURY 4: The Polar Bears (13-8) rallied from a 4-1 deficit to defeat the Panthers (15-4) in the regional finals of the NCAA Division III Tournament at Middlebury, Vt.

The Polar Bears advanced to face Emory in the national quarterfinals May 21 in Cary, N.C.


TRINITY 7, COLBY 5: Hadley Duncan and Megan Leonhard scored two goals apiece for the Bantams (19-1) as they built a 7-3 lead and held on for a win over the Mules (15-3) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Tournament at Hartford, Conn.

Claire Donegan collected one goal and one assist for the Mules, who cut the deficit to 7-5 with 4:41 left in regulation.

The Mules also got goals from Katie Griffin, Lindsey McKenna, Alex Mintz and Sara Miller.


ENDICOTT 15, UNE 9: The Gulls (11-9) used a 9-3 run in the third quarter to pull away from the Nor’easters (10-10) in the championship game of the ECAC Division III Tournament at Beverly, Mass.


TRINITY 6, BOWDOIN 0: Peter Burrows struck out five and walked one while throwing a four-hit shutout as the Bantams (32-9) downed the Polar Bears (25-18) in the championship game of the NESCAC Tournament at Hartford, Conn.

Buddy Shea went 1 for 2 with a walk for the Polar Bears and Jordan Edgett hit a double.

HARTFORD 8, MAINE 7: The Hawks (15-38, 6-15) scored the winning run on a bases-loaded fielder’s choice in the bottom of the ninth inning to edge the Black Bears (25-22, 11-7) in an America East game at Hartford, Conn.