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.
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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.
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.
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).
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.