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Bowdoin Defeats Men's Tennis in NESCAC Semifinals, 5-1

Photo by Christopher Winslow
Photo by Christopher Winslow

AMHERST, Mass. – Seniors Steven Chen and Cam Daniels of the fifth-seeded Wesleyan University men's tennis team claimed the team's only win Saturday morning as the Cardinals fell to top-seeded Bowdoin in the semifinal match of the 2018 NESCAC Men's Tennis Championships at Amherst College, 5-1.

Nationally-ranked No. 12 Wesleyan (9-9) awaits its NCAA Tournament fate when the selection show airs Monday, May 7 at noon on NCAA.com. The Polar Bears, ranked No. 3 in the country, look to defend their conference title against the No. 3 seed, Middlebury, tomorrow at 1 p.m.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Chen and Daniels claimed a thrilling doubles match as they defeated Kyle Wolfe and Jerry Jiang, 9-7, in the No. 2 spot.
  • The win proved to be the only one on the day for the Cardinals despite a valiant effort by Win Smith '19 and Adrian Roji '21 in the No. 3 spot as they fell to Gil Roddy and Larry Zhao, 9-7.
  • Bowdoin won No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 5 singles to secure the victory.
  • Princeton Carter '21 and Justin Patel were in a battle in the No. 6 spot before the match went final. Carter dropped the first set, 6-4, but led 6-5 in the second.