MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The 12th-ranked Wesleyan University men's tennis team concluded its 2018 regular-season Sunday inside Bacon Field House as the Cardinals dropped a difficult NESCAC matchup against No. 3 Bowdoin College, 8-1.
With the loss, Wesleyan falls to 8-8 overall and 6-4 in conference play. The Polar Bears won their fourth-straight and improved to 17-1 overall and 8-1 in the league.
The Cardinals played well in doubles but trailed 2-1 despite a strong effort by senior Tiago Eusebio and sophomore Princeton Carter at No. 1 as the duo was edged, 8-5, by the second-ranked tandem in the country, Luke Tercek and Grant Urken. Seniors Steven Chen and Cam Daniels cruised to an 8-0 win at No. 3, which proved to be Wesleyan's only win on the day.
In singles play, the Cardinals battled but came away scoreless. Three courts went three sets but Bowdoin prevailed in each as Chen dropped No. 1 singles by scores of 7-6(6), 3-6, 6-3, Andrew Finkelman '21 was narrowly edged in the No. 2 spot by marks of 7-6, 5-7, 10-6, and Daniels fell short 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 at No. 4.
- Wesleyan is back in action next weekend for the 2018 NESCAC Championships hosted by Amherst College as it awaits its seeding. The tournament begins Friday, May 4 with the championship match scheduled for Sunday, May 6.