Men’s Tennis Extends Winning Streak, Edges No. 20 Tufts, 5-4

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

THE BASICS:

Scores: Wesleyan 5, Tufts 4
Records: Wesleyan (9-1, 4-0 NESCAC); Tufts (5-5, 2-3 NESCAC)
Location: Medford, Mass.
Date: Saturday, April 15
The Lead: The No. 8 Wesleyan University men's tennis team extended its win streak to nine as it edged No. 20 Tufts University on the road Saturday morning, 5-4.

DOUBLES HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Cardinals picked up one win in doubles action as the No. 3 duo of Steven Chen '18 and Cameron Daniels '18 earned an 8-2 victory.

SINGLE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wesleyan responded well in singles action and claimed 4-of-6 matches.
  • At the top of the lineup, Chen cruised to wins of 6-0, 6-2.
  • Joachim Samson '19 claimed No. 4 singles by scores of 6-2, 6-4, and Daniels earned a 7-5, 6-3 victory in the No. 5 position.
  • Freshman Princeton Carter continues to excel in his first season with the Cardinals as he earned a 6-4, 6-1 win in No. 6 singles.

HEAD COACH MIKE FRIED:

  • "The guys did a great job! We didn't play our best tennis, but to go out and beat a very good team on road without our best tennis is really gratifying."

UP NEXT:

  • Wesleyan returns to the courts Wednesday, April 19 and will play at in-state rival Trinity. The match is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m.

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