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No. 11 Wesleyan Falls Short to No. 2 Bowdoin, 5-4

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The No. 11 Wesleyan University men's tennis team claimed doubles action, 2-1, but fell just short of upsetting No. 2 Bowdoin College Sunday as the Cardinals were edged by their NESCAC foes, 5-4.

Wesleyan: 4-4, 0-2 NESCAC
Bowdoin: 8-0, 2-0 NESCAC


  • The Cardinals won doubles action, 2-1.
  • The duo of Zach Brint '16 and Greg Lyon '17 edged Luke Trinka and Luke Tercek, 9-8 (2) in the No. 1 position.
  • In No. 3 doubles, Joachim Samson '19 and Sam Rudovsky '16 defeated Chase Savage and Gil Roddy decisively, 8-1.


  • In singles play, Wesleyan won the No. 2 and No. 4 courts.
  • Steven Chen '18 defeated Trinka in No. 2 singles after dropping the first set, 6-4. The sophomore responded with wins of 6-2 and 6-3 to take the match.
  • In the No. 4 position, Samson claimed wins of 6-3 and 6-4 over Yangeng Jiang.
  • Dhruv Yadav '18 came up short of a victory in No. 5 singles. Falling behind 1-0 after a 6-4 first set loss, he retaliated with a 7-5 win in the second set to even the match. However, Grant Urken swept the third set to earn the win, 6-0.


  • Wesleyan is back in action Saturday, April 9 and will host No. 17 Tufts at 1 p.m.
  • The Polar Bears return to the courts Saturday as well and will host Hamilton at 2 p.m.