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Cardinals Hand No. 14 Redlands First Loss of Season, Win 7-2

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

REDLANDS, Calif. – With a clean 3-0 sweep in doubles action and a 4-2 edge in singles play, the 22nd-ranked Wesleyan University men's tennis team cruised to a 7-2 upset win over 14th-ranked University of Redlands Thursday night.

With the win, the Cardinals snap the Bulldog's eight-match winning streak and hand them their first loss of the season.

Wesleyan: 2-2
Redlands: 8-1


  • Wesleyan won the No. 1, 2 5 and 6 singles.
  • Michael Liu '17 earned a win from the No. 1 position. After dropping the first set to Joey Dulle, 6-3, Liu responded with wins of 6-4 and 6-3 to claim the match.
  • In No. 2 singles, Steven Chen '18 won the first set, 6-2, and pulled off a close second set win, 7-6 (4), over Bryant Johnson.
  • Joachim Samson '19 and Dhruv Yadav '18 won No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively. Samson defeated Taylor Hunt by scores of 6-1, 6-3, and Yadav earned a come-from-behind victory over Jake Ly. With a 6-4 loss in set one, Yadav rallied with wins of 6-1 and 6-3.


  • The Cardinals swept doubles action.
  • Liu and Chen edged Dulle and Ly on the No. 1 court, 8-6.
  • In No. 2 doubles, the duo of Zach Brint '16 and Greg Lyon '17 defeated Chase Lipscomb and Parker Wilson, 8-4.
  • Sam Rudovsky '16 and Samson won by a score of 8-4 as well as they beat Johnson and Sawyer Patterson.


  • Wesleyan returns to the court Saturday, March 12 and will face George Fox University in Riverside, Calif. beginning at 3 p.m. ET.
  • Redlands is back in action Tuesday, March 15 and will host Texas-Tyler at 3 p.m. PT.