CLAREMONT, Calif. – The No. 5 nationally-ranked Wesleyan University men's tennis team was edged by No. 7 Washington University in St. Louis, 5-4, on Tuesday afternoon in the third-place match at the Stag-Hen Invitational hosted by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
The Cardinals went 1-2 at the difficult Stag-Hen Invitational, which featured seven teams ranked in the top-15 in the country, to claim fourth-place. The Bears placed third as they improved to 6-4 on the year.
- Washington held a 2-1 lead after doubles play despite Princeton Carter '20 and Adrian Roji '21 claiming an 8-6 win in the No. 1 spot.
- In singles action, Wesleyan picked up wins from Steven Chen '18, Andrew Finkelman '21 and Carter.
- Chen, the 14th-ranked singles player in the country, defeated Johnny Wu in No. 1 singles by scores of 6-4, 6-4.
- Finkelman, ranked No. 7 in singles action, cruised to wins of 6-3, 6-1 over Ben van der Sman in the No. 2 spot.
- Carter took No. 4 singles over J.J. Kroot by marks of 6-4, 6-2.
- In the No. 5 spot, Win Smith '18 took the first set over Daniel Li, 6-2, but Li responded with wins of 6-0, 6-3 to claim the match.
- Wesleyan has a day off before returning to action Thursday, March 15 for another difficult matchup as the Cardinals will face No. 1 Emory at 5:30 p.m. ET on the campus of Azusa Pacific in Azusa, Calif.