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No. 5 Men's Tennis Stays Steady in 9-0 Victory over Colby

No. 5 Men's Tennis Stays Steady in 9-0 Victory over Colby

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — 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.  Though the scores were mainly lopsided in Wesleyan's favor, the Cardinals were forced to play well against a scrappy Mules squad that fought hard throughout and never wavered.

DOUBLES HIGHLIGHTS

  • Adrian Roji and Noah Lilienthal came into match having been newly ranked the #1 doubles team in the Northeast region, and continued their outstanding season with an 8-5 win at #1.

  • At #2, Princeton Carter and Ali Mooraj had their second win of the week, coming back from a 4-1 deficit to win 8-5.

  • Marcus Sweeney and Andrew Finkelman got out to an early break at #3 doubles and served well for the rest of the match, taking their match 8-4.

SINGLES HIGHLIGHTS

  • Peter Anker, ranked #20 in the Northeast, took on seventeenth-ranked Scott Altmeyer at #1 singles. Despite being ranked behind him, Anker managed the match well and played his style of tennis throughout, moving Altmeyer around with his heavy forehands in a 6-4, 6-2 victory.

  • At #2, Roji played an outstanding first set but his opponent raised his level in the second set, coming within points of taking it. Roji came through with his best tennis of the match in the most pivotal moments, holding in a big service game at 5-6 before playing a flawless tiebreaker to seal the match 6-1, 7-6(0).

  • At #3-6, the Cardinals had to work, but managed to maintain a high level and handle all Colby could throw at them. Lilienthal, Carter, Zach Lieb, and Zach Fleischman all earned straight set victories for their efforts.

WHAT'S NEXT

The regular season concludes tomorrow for Wesleyan as they host Hamilton for a 2 PM affair.

--Recap by Ben Shapiro--