WATERVILLE, Maine -- Vlad Murad and Scott Altmeyer won the first two singles matches for the 32nd-ranked Colby College men's tennis team in a 7-2 loss to fourth-ranked Bowdoin College on Thursday.
Murad, who is ranked ninth in the Northeast Region, took a 6-4, 6-2 win over fifth-ranked Luke Tercek. Murad is 43-21 in his singles career at Colby. He was honored before the match with fellow seniors Carl Reid and Cam Hillier (pictured).
Murad, Reid, and Hillier were one of the top classes in the history of the men's program.
Murad has been an outstanding performer at the top of the lineup and a huge part of the teams that have been nationally ranked for Colby. He has predominately played second singles and first doubles for his entire career, but his senior season he has worked hard and is having the best season of his career. Murad is currently 43-21 in singles and 50-22 in doubles for his career, putting him at 93 career total wins. He is currently ranked ninth in the Northeast ITA rankings and has an excellent shot of making the NCAA Division III Tournament as an individual. This past fall Murad had an amazing run while making the semifinals of the ITA Regional Tournament with a couple three-set wins over players from Williams. Murad also has teamed with Reid to make an excellent doubles team that qualified for the NCAA tournament in 2015.
Bowdoin 7, Colby 2
1: Luke Tercek/Grant Urken, B, d. Vlad Murad/Scott Altmeyer, 9-7
2: Kyle Wolfe/Jerry Jiang, B, d. Shaw Speer/Cam Hillier, 9-7
3: Gil Roddy/Justin Patel, B, d. Matt Martin/Luis Gonzalez Kompalic, 8-4
1: Murad, C, d. Tercek, 6-4, 6-2
2: Altmeyer, C, d. Wolfe, 6-1, 0-6, (10-7)
3: Jiang, B, d. Speer, 6-1, 6-2
4: Roddy, B, d. Hillier, 6-3, 6-2
5: Luke Carstens, B, d. Nam Le, 6-1, 6-2
6: Patel, B, d. Jimmy McGuire, 6-4, 6-3