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Men's Tennis Defeats Colby Decisively , 9-0

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

WATERVILLE, Maine. – The No. 11 Wesleyan University men's tennis team won its fifth consecutive dual match Saturday as it defeated Colby College in NESCAC action, 9-0 at the Alfond-Wales Tennis Courts.

Wesleyan: 10-5, 6-3 NESCAC
Colby: 4-12, 2-5 NESCAC


  • The Cardinals swept doubles play, winning decisively 3-0.
  • Zach Brint '16 and Greg Lyon '17 defeated their opponent 8-4 in the No.1 position.
  • Michael Liu '17 and Steven Chen '18 defeated their opponents, Shaw Speer and Mark HoSang 8-3 on court 2, while Joachim Samson '19 and Sam Rudovsky defeated Jeremy Mendoza and Matt Martin, 8-4.


  • Wesleyan excelled in singles play, winning all six matches.
  • In the No.1 singles match, Chen played a tough three-set match against Carl Reid. Chen lost the second set in a tie-break, but was able to win the third and come out with the 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-2 victory.
  • Liu also lost the second set in No.2 singles action to Vlad Murad, but like Chen he would win the third set and the match, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.
  • In positions 3-6, the Cardinals claimed straight set victories from Tiago Eusebio, Samson, Cameron Daniels '18 and Jake Roberts '17.


  • The Cardinals have two dual matches remaining in their 2015-16 regular season, and will return to the court Tuesday, April 26 to face Connecticut College at 3:30 p.m. in New London, Conn.
  • Colby is back in action tomorrow, April 24, and will host Southern Maine at 12 p.m.