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Finkelman Helps Lead Men's Tennis Past No. 8 Washington (Mo.), 6-3

Photo Courtesy of Jonas Powell '18
Photo Courtesy of Jonas Powell '18

ORLANDO, Fla. – Wesleyan men's tennis continued its hot streak Tuesday afternoon as the ninth-ranked Cardinals won their third-straight by defeating No. 8 Washington (Mo.) at Sanlando Park, 6-3. Wesleyan is now 3-0 on the year, while the loss drops the Bears to 7-4.

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Cardinals held a 2-1 lead after doubles action.
  • In No. 2 doubles, the duo of Princeton Carter and Ali Mooraj claimed an 8-6 victory over Sam Komis and Benjamin vander Sman.
  • The sophomore tandem of Zach Fleischman and Andrew Finkelman edged Daniel Li and J.J. Kroot in a thrilling match in the No. 3 spot. Fleischman and Finkelman won 8-7 (7-5).
  • In singles action, Finkelman highlighted the day as he defeated the sixth-ranked player in Division III in a three-set thriller. Finkelman took down Ethan Hills by scores of 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 14-12.
  • Wesleyan also received wins from Peter Anker, Carter and Zach Lieb.
  • Anker, ranked No. 40 nationally, defeated 32nd-ranked Bernardo Neves in another three-set match as he rallied to win 3-6, 6-3, 10-5 in No. 2 singles.
  • Lieb prevailed in three sets over Kroot in the No. 6 spot as he also recovered form a 1-0 deficit. Lieb went on to win 4-6, 6-3, 10-5.
  • In No. 5 singles, Carter claimed both sets by marks of 6-4, 6-2.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals return to the courts tomorrow for a night match against No. 15 Carnegie Mellon, scheduled for 7 p.m.