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Men's Tennis Falls to Defending National Champs Emory, 7-2

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

AZUSA, Calif. – The No. 10 nationally ranked Wesleyan University men's tennis team lost to the 2017 NCAA champions and top-ranked Emory University on Thursday, 7-2.

With the loss, the Cardinals fall to 1-3 overall while the Eagles improve to 8-2.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wesleyan fell behind early as Emory took a 3-0 lead after doubles action.
  • In singles play, the Cardinals received wins from Steven Chen '18 and Adrian Roji '21.
  • Chen, ranked No. 14 in the country, claimed the top spot in a three-set thriller over the fourth-ranked singles player in Division III, Jonathan Jemison. Chen won the first set, 6-3, but dropped the second, 6-4. In the third and final set, he won 10-5 to take the match.
  • Roji also took a three-set match in the No. 6 spot over Scott Rubinstein. Similar to Chen, the freshman took the first game, 6-4, before losing in the second, 6-2. He claimed the win by earning a 10-7 victory in the third frame.
  • Andrew Finkelman '21 lost a difficult three-set match to No. 40 Hayden Cassone by scores of 2-6, 6-1, 10-5.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals return to action Friday, March 16 and will play No. 8 Carnegie Mellon at the Claremont Club beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET.