Lewis wins match No. 125, helps Bowdoin advance in NCAAs

May 12, 2014

Emma Lewis TennisFaced with the possibility of never playing college tennis again, Emma Lewis of Anchorage dug deep and gave Bowdoin College everything she had.

The senior won her doubles match to help the Polar Bears beat Middlebury 5-2 to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA D2 national team championships.

Seventh-ranked Bowdoin [16-6] has reached the quarters for just the third time in school history, but the first since 2012.

Lewis, of South High fame, has been part of the team’s historical run over the last three years.

Arguably the greatest women’s tennis player raised here in Alaska, Lewis did more than just help Bowdoin advance to the next round; she crossed a major milestone with her 125th career victory at the college level.

Lewis has a 60-30 career record in singles and is 65-35 in doubles.

The former Alaska state champion has won 24 of 31 singles matches entering the NCAA quarters, May 19 vs. Williams College in California.