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Men's Tennis Drops NESCAC Match to No. 5 Williams, 8-1

Photo by Ellen Friedlander
Photo by Ellen Friedlander

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Freshman Adrian Roji was the lone winner for the No. 11 Wesleyan University men's tennis team as it fell to No. 5 Williams College 8-1 on Sunday.

Roji was the last match on court, and despite the match already being decided, stayed focus and played disciplined tennis to defeat Arturo Kam 6-4, 6-3 at No. 6 singles. For Roji, it was his second singles win of the weekend, following a 5-7, 7-5, 10-6 victory over Hamilton on Saturday.

Earlier in the match, Williams took a 3-0 lead thanks to a doubles sweep, and from there never looked back as they raced out to big leads in the first four singles matches as well.  Freshman Andrew Finkelman hung in the longest, forcing Austin Barr to work extra hard to earn the victory. Eventually the Eph would prevail at No. 2 singles 6-3, 6-4.

With the loss, Wesleyan moves to 2-5 this spring, with a 1-1 NESCAC record after topping Hamilton yesterday.  

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals are back in action on Thursday for their first home match of the spring, when they'll host intrastate and conference foe Trinity at 3:30 p.m. Following the showdown with the Bantams, Wesleyan welcomes Tufts to Middletown next Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in a match that will be immediately followed by the official dedication ceremony for Wesleyan's new outdoor tennis center.

 - Recap by Ben Shapiro -