MIDDLETOWN, Conn.— Wesleyan's fourth-ranked women's tennis won their first Little Three title on Sunday in a 6-3 win over No. 7 Amherst. The victory was the Cardinals' tenth of the season and fifth in NESCAC play. Despite taking a commanding 4-1 lead, Wesleyan had to fight for the decisive fifth point, as Amherst mounted a spirited comeback. The Mammoths were in position to tie things back up, but freshman Alexis Almy came through at #5 for a straight-sets win to clinch the significant victory for Wesleyan.
No. 5 Middlebury topped No. 6 Wesleyan in a matchup of top women’s teams on Saturday, as the Panthers got out to a quick doubles lead on their home indoor courts and hung on despite a valiant comeback attempt from the Cardinals.
A week after an outstanding 4-1 spring break trip to Florida to start their spring season, the Wesleyan women’s tennis team opened the home portion of their schedule on Sunday with a dominant 9-0 win over Wilkes University.
After four consecutive wins against top-30 programs to open the season, the seventh-ranked Wesleyan women’s tennis team saw its win streak come to an end Friday as the Cardinals were defeated by No. 1 Emory, 7-2.
No. 7 Wesleyan women’s tennis won its fourth match in four days as the Cardinals defeated No. 10 Carnegie Mellon on Wednesday night, 6-3. With the win, Wesleyan improved to 4-0 on the year, while the Tartans fell to 9-5.
Wesleyan women’s tennis cruised to a 9-0 sweep over No. 29 Case Western Reserve on Tuesday afternoon at Sanlando Park. With the win, the seventh-ranked Cardinals improved to 3-0 on the year, while the Spartans dropped to 4-3.
The seventh-ranked Wesleyan women’s tennis team cruised to a 9-0 win over No. 12 Washington (Mo.) on Monday afternoon on day two of its Spring Break trip at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida.
The seventh-ranked Wesleyan women’s tennis team opened its 2019 spring season today in Florida and defeated No. 21 Kenyon College, 6-3. Sunday’s match was the first of five that will be played during Spring Break this weekend.
Wesleyan wrapped up play at the ITA Cup on Saturday, where freshman Venia Yeung secured a third place finish in singles and Victoria and Kristina Yu won their match to finish fifth at the national championships.
Wesleyan was a perfect four for four in finals at the the Tufts Invitational on Sunday, taking all four titles at the event that featured the Cardinals and three other top-10 teams in Tufts, Amherst, and MIT.
Wesleyan’s freshmen continued to impress in their first college event on Day 2 of the Tufts Invitational, where the Cardinals still have plenty of players alive going into the final day tomorrow. Freshman Kristina Yu has not yet lost a match, advancing to tomorrow’s singles semifinals and doubles final alongside her sister Victoria. Yu’s semifinal opponent will be fellow first-year Venia Yeung, who will also be competing in the doubles backdraw final with sophomore Polina Kiseleva.
Wesleyan’s women’s tennis team began its season on Friday at the Tufts Invitational, putting on display for the first time a very new-look roster, with four newcomers in to fill the void left from last year’s graduating seniors, who helped lead the team the NCAA Elite 8 in May, the program’s best finish in history.
The Wesleyan University women’s tennis team is coming off its best season in program history, in which the Cardinals posted a 14-4 overall record and 7-2 mark in the ultra-competitive NESCAC. Additionally, Wesleyan reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Championships for the first time ever and finished the year ranked No. 5 in the country.