REDLANDS, Calif. -- Redlands faced off against seventh-ranked Bowdoin in Tuesday's non-conference showdown on Verdieck Courts. After winning one of the doubles matches, the Bulldogs hit a cold streak against the Polar Bears and suffered a 1-8 defeat.
After Bowdoin grabbed the first win at No. 3, the Maroon and Gray answered with a hard-fought 9-7 triumph at the No. 2 slot, as sophomore Natalie Etchegaray and junior Julia Pollak prevailed against their counterparts.
With the team score tied at one, the squads excitedly watched the No. 1 match, with senior Jessica Ly and junior Ceara Sumida representing the Bulldogs. However, the Polar Bears pushed past the Maroon and Gray in another 9-7 showing, giving a slight edge to the visitors.
That momentum shift was all that Bowdoin needed, as it cruised to consecutive-set wins in all six singles matches.
For Redlands, Etchegaray challenged her No. 2 opponent with a 6-4, 7-5 effort but that was not enough for the upset.