The NCAA released the entry lists for the singles and doubles national championships on Wednesday, and Wesleyan will be well represented. The Cardinals earned a program-record five berths into the individual championships.
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Seniors Steven Chen and Cam Daniels of the fifth-seeded Wesleyan University men’s tennis team claimed the team’s only win Saturday morning as the Cardinals fell to top-seeded Bowdoin in the semifinal match of the 2018 NESCAC Men’s Tennis Championships at Amherst College, 5-1.
Amherst College trailed by four before rallying for three-straight points in singles play, however, the Wesleyan University men’s tennis team maintained its composure as senior Cam Daniels scored the final point to seal the thrilling victory for the Cardinals as they defeated their Little Three archrival in the first round of the 2018 NESCAC Men’s Tennis Championships, 5-3.
The No. 12-nationally ranked Wesleyan men’s tennis team returns to the conference postseason for the third consecutive year and has secured the No. 5 seed in the 2018 NESCAC Men’s Tennis Championships. The tournament will be hosted by Amherst and begins on Friday, May 4 with first-round matches between No. 4 Amherst and No. 5 Wesleyan, as well as No. 6 Bates and No. 3 Middlebury, both at 1 p.m. The winners will advance to the semifinals on Saturday, May 5 and the championship match is set for Sunday, May 6 at 1 p.m.
The 12th-ranked Wesleyan University men’s tennis team concluded its 2018 regular-season Sunday inside Bacon Field House as the Cardinals dropped a difficult NESCAC matchup against No. 3 Bowdoin College, 8-1.
The Wesleyan University men’s tennis team celebrated Senior Day with a 7-2 victory over Colby on Saturday, winning some matches in straightforward fashion while digging deep to pull out some close ones as well. Fittingly, the Cardinals were led by seniors, with Steven Chen, Cam Daniels, and Win Smith all winning in both singles and doubles. Along with Tiago Eusebio, the four players have been a part of a program that has risen from being unranked to as high as No. 5 in the country earlier this season.