The Wesleyan University men’s tennis team excelled on Day One of the MIT Invitational Friday with all four doubles teams advancing to Day Two action, and Steven Chen ’18 and Andrew Finkelman ’21 going 2-0 in singles play.
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Andrew Finkelman ’21 of the Wesleyan University men’s tennis team pulled off an incredible upset Sunday, as he defeated the defending national champion and top-seeded Lubomir Cuba of Middlebury College in the semifinals of the ITA Regional Championships.
Andrew Finkelman ’21 was impressive on Day 2 of the ITA Regional Championships, winning two matches to book a spot in the tournament’s semifinals. Finkelman began the day with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 win over fellow freshman Sean Wei of Amherst. After getting out to a quick start, the match was more even in the second set, but Wei played the key points well to win the set and force a third. Finkelman was not phased, however, and regrouped well.
Two singles players and one doubles team are still competing for Wesleyan after Day 1 of the ITA Regional Championships, hosted by Middlebury College. Steven Chen ’18 continued his strong start to the year, winning both his singles matches to advance to the round of 16. Andrew Finkelman ’21 will join him there tomorrow, as the freshman also went 2-0 in his first matches against Division III competition. The first-time combination of Cam Daniels ’18 and Zach Fleischman ’21 found some success as well, winning their only match to advance to the doubles round of 16.
Steven Chen ’18 captured the A Flight singles title at the Quinnipiac Invitational Sunday, taking out four Division I players in the process.
Jonathan Holtzman ’20 continued his excellent start to the season with another perfect day at the Quinnipiac Invite, going 3-0 for the second straight day. To start things off, Holtzman and Marcus Sweeney ’21 defeated teammates Cam Daniels ’18 and Princeton Carter ’20 6-2 in the B Flight Doubles final, playing aggressively and constantly putting away volleys at the net.