Cardinals Cruise to Sixth-Straight Win, Defeat No. 21 MIT 8-1

Photo by Ellen Friedlander
Photo by Ellen Friedlander

THE BASICS:

Scores: No. 8 Wesleyan 8, No. 21 MIT 1
Records: Wesleyan (6-1); MIT (7-1)
Location: Middletown, Conn. (Bacon Field House)
Date: Tuesday, April 4
The Lead: With an 8-1 win Tuesday night, the eighth-ranked Wesleyan University men's tennis team extended its win streak to six-straight while handing No. 21 MIT its first loss of the season.

DOUBLES HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Cardinals took a 3-0 lead after doubles action as the 19th-ranked duo of Michael Liu '17 and Jake Roberts '18 edged Alex Cauneac and Victor Cheng in the No. 1 spot, 8-5.
  • Tiage Eusebio '18 and Maxwell Smith '18 cruised to an 8-1 win in No. 2 doubles, while Cameron Daniels '17 and Steven Chen '18 won by a similar score in No. 3 doubles.

SINGLE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Chen, Liu and Eusebio won the No. 1-3 positions, respectively.
  • Chen defeated Tyler Barr decisively in the top of the lineup by scores of 6-1, 6-1.
  • Liu earned wins of 6-4, 6-1 over Cauneac, and Eusebio claimed a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Sean Ko.
  • Daniels defeated Albert Go in No. 5 singles (6-0, 6-3), while Princeton Carter '20 took No. 6 singles over Henry La Soya (6-1, 6-4).

HEAD COACH MIKE FRIED:

  • "I thought we played one of our most complete matches of the year, from start to finish. We're continuing to get better and are excited for the rest of the season!"

UP NEXT:

  • Wesleyan returns to the court Sunday, April 9 and will host Little Three rival and No. 9 Williams at 10 a.m.

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