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2018-19 Wesleyan Men's Tennis News

  • Men’s Tennis Team & Eight Individuals Earn ITA All-Academic Honors
    July 18, 2019
    Eight members of the Wesleyan University men’s tennis team were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athletes, while the team earned ITA All-Academic Team praise with its cumulative grade point average of 3.55.
  • Finkelman, Lilienthal & Roji Earn All-American Honors
    June 07, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Andrew Finkelman and doubles tandem Noah Lilienthal and Adrian Roji of the No. 6 Wesleyan men’s tennis team earned All-American honors as announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) on Thursday evening.
  • Wesleyan Doubles Duo Wraps Up Historic Season With Runner-Up Finish in Title Match
    May 26, 2019
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Wesleyan men’s tennis tandem of Noah Lilienthal and Adrian Roji wrapped up their historic season on Sunday evening in the NCAA Doubles Championship match. In their first appearance in the NCAA Doubles competition, the tandem triumphed over Johns Hopkins in the first round, Skidmore in the Quarterfinals and WashU in the Semifinals, before eventually falling to NESCAC rival Bowdoin in the title match. Lilienthal and Roji were the first men’s Cardinal duo to ever compete in the NCAA Doubles Championship, as they conclude the season with a 17-3 overall record.
  • Lilienthal & Roji Advance to an NCAA Semifinal Doubles Match With Quarterfinal Victory
    May 25, 2019
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Wesleyan men’s tennis tandem of Noah Lilienthal and Adrian Roji topped Skidmore’s Noah Williamson and JT Wynne in an NCAA Quarterfinal matchup on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, the Cardinal tandem advances to the NCAA Semifinal Doubles match and will face the winners of WashU/Mary Washington at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Lilienthal & Roji Triumph Over Johns Hopkins, Advance to NCAA Quarterfinals
    May 24, 2019
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – A trio of Cardinals competed in the 2019 NCAA Individual Championship on Friday. Andrew Finkelman played in the round of 32 singles play, while duo Noah Lilienthal and Adrian Roji competed in the doubles competition.
  • Three Men’s Tennis Players Gear Up for NCAA Individual Championship
    May 23, 2019
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Three members of the men’s tennis team will compete in the NCAA Individual Championships beginning on Friday. Andrew Finkelman was selected to compete in singles competition, while Noah Lilienthal and Adrian Roji will compete in doubles. The first round of singles begins at 11:00 a.m., with winners advancing and playing again at 2:30 p.m., while the doubles are slated for 4:30 p.m. 
  • Noah Lilienthal Named ITA Division III Rookie of the Year
    May 23, 2019
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Noah Lilienthal of the Wesleyan men’s tennis team was named the ITA Division III Rookie of the Year, as announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) on Thursday. The institution announced regional awards last week, before honoring its national award winners at the NCAA Division III Individual Championship banquet on Thursday evening.
  • Men’s Tennis Comes Up Short in NCAA Quarterfinal Action Against Middlebury
    May 20, 2019
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The No. 5 Wesleyan men’s tennis team saw its run in the NCAA Tournament fall short on Monday evening when the Cardinals fell 5-2 to No. 6 Middlebury. This was the third meeting between the two teams, with each squad having previously claimed a victory. With the loss, the Cardinals conclude their historic season with a program-record 16 wins. On Friday, Wesleyan will see Andrew Finkelman (singles) and duo Noah Lilienthal and Adrian Roji (doubles) begin competition in the NCAA Individual Championships. 
  • Finkelman & Lilienthal Garner ITA Northeast Praise
    May 15, 2019
    TEMPE, Ariz. – Andrew Finkelman and Noah Lilienthal earned NCAA Division III Regional praise as announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) on Tuesday evening. The institution announced regional award winners for: Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year, ITA Assistant Coach of the Year, Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award, ITA Rookie of the Year, ITA Player to Watch, ITA Most Improved Senior, ITA Senior Player of the Year and ITA Community Service Award, with the national award winners being announced on May 20th at the awards banquet in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • No. 5 Cardinals Advance to NCAA Quarterfinals with 5-2 Triumph Over No. 11 Kenyon in Regional Final
    May 12, 2019
    BALTIMORE, Md. – The No. 5 Wesleyan men’s tennis team is headed to Michigan, as they booked a spot in the NCAA Quarterfinals with a 5-2 win over No. 11 Kenyon on Sunday. The Cardinals took a 2-1 lead after doubles with wins at #1 and #2 and in singles jumped out to a 4-1 advantage thanks to quick victories from Andrew Finkelman and Noah Lilienthal. Kenyon would make a comeback push with a win at #2, but the Cardinals clinched the match at #4, where Adrian Roji put an end to the five-hour competition with a 6-2, 6-4 triumph.
  • No. 5 Men’s Tennis Eases Past John Carroll 5-0; Advances to Regional Final
    May 11, 2019
    BALTIMORE, Md. – The No. 5 Wesleyan men’s tennis team started its second NCAA Tournament appearance in exactly the same fashion as its initial appearance two years ago. The Cardinals topped John Carroll 5-0 to advance to the NCAA Regional Final on the courts of host Johns Hopkins. This time around, however, there were a number of new faces helping the Cardinals advance, with only two returning players from the 2017 squad (Princeton Carter and Jonathan Holtzman). 
  • Four Cardinals Honored with All-NESCAC Laurels; Lilienthal Earns Rookie of the Year
    May 10, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – First-year Noah Lilienthal was named NESCAC Rookie of the Year, while Adrian Roji, Andrew Finkelman and Peter Anker each earned All-NESCAC laurels, as voted on by the league’s coaches and announced by the conference office on Friday.
  • No. 5 Men’s Tennis Heads to Johns Hopkins for NCAA Regional
    May 09, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – For just the second time in program history, the No. 5 Wesleyan men’s tennis team has advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament, as the Cardinals earned an at-large bid. Wesleyan will travel to No. 24 Johns Hopkins and have a first-round bye, before taking on the winner of the John Carroll/Franciscan matchup on Saturday.
  • No. 5 Men’s Tennis Earns At-Large Bid to NCAA Tournament
    May 06, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – For just the second time in program history, the No. 5 Wesleyan men’s tennis team has advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament, as the Cardinals earned an at-large bid. Wesleyan will travel to No. 24 Johns Hopkins and have a first-round bye, before taking on the winner of the John Carroll/Franciscan matchup.
  • No. 5 Men’s Tennis Falls to No. 6 Middlebury in NESCAC Semifinal
    May 04, 2019
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The No. 5 Wesleyan men’s tennis team fell to No. 6 Middlebury, 5-3, in NESCAC Semifinal action on Saturday. The second-seeded Cardinals had a bye in the first round, while the third-seeded Panthers downed sixth-seeded Tufts, 5-3 on Friday. Middlebury will face top-seeded Amherst in the Championship on Sunday, while Wesleyan will wait to hear about their NCAA tournament fate.
  • No. 5 Men’s Tennis Gears Up For NESCAC Championship at Middlebury
    May 01, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The No. 5 Wesleyan men’s tennis team (14-3, 7-2) returns to the NESCAC Championship tournament for the fourth-straight year and as the second seed, will have a bye in the first round. The Cardinals begin play on Saturday with a semifinal matchup against Friday’s winner of the third-seed Middlebury and sixth-seed Tufts contest. The Championship weekend is hosted by Middlebury College and will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • No. 5 Men's Tennis Wraps Up Regular Season With 8-1 Victory Over Hamilton
    April 28, 2019
    Wesleyan's fifth-ranked men’s tennis team ended their regular season on a high note Sunday, topping Hamilton 8-1 to cap off what has been an extremely successful spring thus far.
  • No. 5 Men's Tennis Stays Steady in 9-0 Victory over Colby
    April 27, 2019
    No. 5 Wesleyan men’s tennis had to deal with rain, wind, and a shift from outdoors to indoors midway through their match on Saturday, but handled everything thrown their way very well in a 9-0 win over Colby.
  • No. 5 Wesleyan Eases Past Trinity 8-1
    April 24, 2019
    HARTFORD, Conn. — The No. 5 Wesleyan men’s tennis team followed up its big win against No. 7 Amherst on Sunday with a dominant performance against Trinity on Wednesday, topping the Bantams 8-1. The mid-week match featured a different lineup for the Cardinals, but with results just as comprehensive as ever, as Wesleyan cruised to a doubles sweep and rolled through the majority of the singles.
  • Big Win for No. 5 Men's Tennis over No. 7 Amherst
    April 21, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn.— The No. 5 Wesleyan men's tennis team scored a huge win on Sunday against Little Three rival No. 7 Amherst, topping the Mammoths 6-1 in one of its best performances of the year. Sophomores Andrew Finkelman and Marcus Sweeney won a critical tiebreak at third doubles to put the Cardinals up 2-1. From there, Wesleyan never looked back, playing excellent singles to win the first four matches, before the overall match was called before 5 and 6 singles were played. With the victory, the Cardinals move to 11-3 (4-2 NESCAC), while Amherst drops to 13-3 (5-1 NESCAC).
  • No. 10 Williams Hangs On In Close Encounter To Defeat No. 5 Wesleyan 5-4
    April 13, 2019
    #10 Williams narrowly defeated #5 Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon, with the Ephs clinching the 5-4 victory in a third set in the final singles match of the day.
  • Big Win for No. 7 Men's Tennis over Defending NCAA Champs No. 2 Middlebury
    April 06, 2019
    Wesleyan’s men pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the season thus far, with the #7 Cardinals topping #2 Middlebury 6-3 on Saturday afternoon.
  • Men's Tennis Rallies to Defeat No. 17 Tufts in NESCAC Thriller, 5-4
    March 31, 2019
    After seven and a half hours, the seventh-ranked Wesleyan men's tennis team prevailed over No. 17 Tufts in a NESCAC thriller on the road Sunday afternoon, 5-4.
  • No. 7 Men's Tennis Falls 6-3 to No. 5 Bowdoin in Top-10 Battle
    March 30, 2019
    In a battle of top-10 teams, #5 Bowdoin topped #7 Wesleyan 6-3 on Saturday in a highly spirited battle that came down to the wire.
  • No. 7 Men's Tennis Sails Past Connecticut College 8-1 in NESCAC Opener
    March 28, 2019
    In their first NESCAC match of the season, Wesleyan’s men were strong from start to finish in an 8-1 win over Connecticut College on a chilly Thursday afternoon.
  • Men's Tennis Continues Strong Start With 9-0 Win Over Wilkes
    March 24, 2019
    Ten different Cardinals scored wins on Sunday as Wesleyan defeated Wilkes University 9-0 in the first outdoor home match of the season.
  • Lee Shines for Men's Tennis as Cardinals Top Wheaton 9-0
    March 22, 2019
    Wesleyan’s men got back on track Friday afternoon, taking down Wheaton College (Mass.) 9-0 inside the Bacon Field House for their first home victory of the season.
  • Wesleyan Falls 5-4 to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in Top-10 Battle
    March 20, 2019
    In a battle of top 10 teams, #8 Wesleyan fell 5-4 to #6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Wednesday in what was their first home match of the season after a 5-0 trip to Florida last week.
  • Men’s Tennis Concludes Perfect Spring Break Trip with 8-1 Win Over Ithaca
    March 15, 2019
    The ninth-ranked Wesleyan men’s tennis team wrapped up its Spring Break trip with an 8-1 victory over Ithaca to finish a perfect 5-0 in Florida. With the loss, the Bombers dropped to 1-6 overall. 
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