ITA senior player of the year Tristan Bradley | Bowdoin

ita Senior player of the year

Over the course of his career, Tristan Bradley has left an impressive stamp on the Bowdoin Men's Tennis program. He was the 2022 Oracle Cup Finalist, earned NESCAC 1st Team Singles in 2022, 2023, and 2024, NESCAC 1st Team Doubles in 2024, NESCAC 2nd Team Doubles in 2023, and 2023 NESCAC Player of the Year.

Bradley finished ranked No. 2 in the nation in singles in the fall of 2023, No. 2 in the nation for singles in the spring and No. 9 in the nation for doubles. He earned All-American honors in singles in 2022, 2023, and 2024 and All-American honors in doubles in 2023 and 2024.

Throughout the past 3 years, Tristan has been an anchor to the program in the No. 1 singles and doubles positions. The program's success the last few years has been directly linked to Tristan's performances, especially last year when he won at #1 singles in a 3 set match while the dual was tied 4-4 against Williams to send the team to their first Elite 8 round since 2019. He's one of the most decorated and successful players in program history.

In addition to his accolades on the court, Tristian is a fiery, intense, and enthusiastic competitor. He has been an absolute lightening rod for the team from practice, to off-season training to the most big-time and high pressure moments. Tristan spreads confidence and belief through his actions, behavior, conduct and the way he chooses to lead.

A Quote from the Head Coach

“From Tristan’s very first Bowdoin practice, he’s been an absolute force of nature within our program. He consistently brings a fire, intensity, enthusiasm, and competitiveness that’s unparalleled. Tristan’s ability to raise his level against the best opponents in the most consequential and pressure filled circumstances is remarkable. He constantly pushes himself, on and off the court, mentally and physically, to become the most complete player possible.

Regardless of the extraordinary success he’s had on court and becoming one of the top players in Division III tennis, it still pales in comparison to his passion for leadership, being a great teammate, and building culture at an elite level. We are going to miss Tristan after he graduates for way more than just the points he gets on match day. It’s been an honor and privilege to go to battle with him during his career at Bowdoin.” - Head Coach Conor Smith