No. 5 Wesleyan Eases Past Trinity 8-1

Mooraj paired up with Carter to score an 8-2 victory at #1 (Jonas Powell '18)
Mooraj paired up with Carter to score an 8-2 victory at #1 (Jonas Powell '18)

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.

DOUBLES HIGHLIGHTS:

  • At #1, Princeton Carter and Ali Mooraj paired up for the first time in a couple of weeks and quickly found their groove once again, scoring an 8-2 victory.
  • It was a similar story at #2, where Andrew Finkelman and Zach Fleischman also rekindled their chemistry from earlier in the season in an 8-3 win.
  • Also contributing to the doubles sweep were Zach Lieb and Peter Anker at #3, playing together for the first time since early in the fall season, but taking care of business 8-4.

SINGLES HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wesleyan's first singles point came at #1 with an impressive display of serving and powerful groundstrokes from Anker, who was a 6-2, 6-1 winner.
  • The decisive fifth point came at #2, where Carter used a barrage of passing shots to take his match 6-0, 6-3.
  • The Cardinals continued to roll with straight set wins at #3, #4, and #5, where Lieb, Mooraj, and Fleischman all outgunned their opponents in solid performances.
  • Max Lee battled at #6 from a set down to bring his match to a super tiebreaker, but eventually fell 2-6, 7-5, 10-5.

UP NEXT:

  • The regular season wraps up for Wesleyan this weekend with a pair of home matches, starting with Colby on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. On Sunday, the Cardinals host Hamilton at 2:00 p.m. to finish off their NESCAC schedule and look to build some momentum as they head into the NESCAC Championships the following weekend.

-Recap by Ben Shapiro--