MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — 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. With the win, the Cardinals move to 14-3 overall and an .824 winning percentage, their best mark for a regular season in program history. Against the Continentals, Wesleyan was particularly strong in singles, winning every match in straight sets with a different lineup than usual.
The top ranked team in the Northeast region of Adrian Roji and Noah Lilienthal played outstanding tennis, turning heads with their flashy displays of both power and finesse. The duo executed at an extremely strong level from start to finish in an 8-0 win.
At #3, Marcus Sweeney and Andrew Finkelman complemented each other well, as usual. Sweeney's acumen around the net and Finkelman's quickness and athleticism made for another strong showing as the sophomores took their match 8-2.
Peter Anker continued his terrific run of form of late, ripping heavy forehands constantly to earn a 6-0, 6-1 victory at #1.
Noah Lilienthal was the most straightforward winner of the day, not dropping a single game in a 6-0, 6-0 win at #2.
With the regular season wrapped up, the Cardinals turn their eyes towards next weekend's NESCAC tournament, hosted by Middlebury. Wesleyan awaits the release of the bracket tomorrow, when they will learn who they play in their first match. The tournament begins on Friday, with the top two seeds receiving first round byes.
--Recap by Ben Shapiro--