MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The 13th-ranked Wesleyan University men's tennis team extended its winning streak to three on Sunday, continuing its strong play of late in an 8-1 win over #No. 19 Swarthmore. The Cardinals were led by senior Tiago Eusebio, sophomore Princeton Carter, and freshman Adrian Roji, who all won both their doubles and singles matches.
Eusebio and Carter's quick ascension as a doubles team continued against the Garnet, with the Wesleyan duo serving well and only needing one break in an 8-5 win at No. 1. At No. 2, Roji and senior Win Smith played an up and down match but raised their game down the stretch to also win 8-5. At No. 3, seniors Steven Chen and Cam Daniels lost a nail biter, 9-7.
In singles, Wesleyan put together its best performance of the year, winning all six matches in straight sets. Chen was the most impressive, beating Mark Fallati at No. 1, 6-0, 6-2. Fallati is currently ranked No. 5 in the Atlantic South region and No. 29 in the country for Division III.
Eusebio put together an excellent match at No. 3, winning 6-4, 6-1 for his second singles victory of the spring. Other winners included Cam Daniels at No. 4, Andrew Finkelman at No. 2, Adrian Roji at No. 5 and Princeton Carter at No. 6.
The win brings the Cardinals back to .500 with a 5-5 record.
- The Cardinals welcome Bates College to Middletown on Tuesday, with the match scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. The Bobcats currently sit at No. 24 in the ITA National Rankings. After Bates, Wesleyan hosts two more NESCAC rivals next weekend, with Amherst coming to town Saturday and Middlebury on Sunday.
-- Recap by Ben Shapiro --