Courtesy Wesleyan Sports Information
Scores: Wesleyan 5, Johns Hopkins 1
Records: Wesleyan (15-3); Johns Hopkins (17-3)
Location: Baltimore, Md. (Johns Hopkins – Hopkins Tennis Complex)
Date: Sunday, May 14
The Lead: The Wesleyan University men's tennis team has advanced to the quarterfinals in its first NCAA Division III Championship appearance in program history, as the Cardinals defeated Johns Hopkins University in the Sweet 16 on Sunday, 5-1.
- Wesleyan took a decisive 3-0 lead after doubles play.
- In the No. 1 spot, Michael Liu and Jake Roberts won 8-5 over Joseph Cartledge and Jeremy Dubin.
- No. 2 doubles featured a 9-8 (7-1) thriller as Tiago Eusebio and Maxwell Smith edged Justin Kang and Emerson Walsh.
- Steven Chen and Cameron Daniels picked up the first win of the match as they defeated David Perez and Scott Thygesen in the No. 3 position, 8-5.
- The Blue Jays cut the deficit to 3-1 as Jeremy Dubin picked up a win in No. 1 singles with scores of 6-3, 6-2.
- However, the Cardinals claimed the No. 2 and No. 6 positions to seal the victory.
- Liu defeated Walsh in No. 2 singles by scores of 6-3, 6-1, and Princeton Carter won the match with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Kang in the No. 6 spot.
- Wesleyan will travel to Chattanooga, Tenn. to compete in the quarterfinals on Monday, May 22. The Cardinals will face Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (30-3), which defeated Texas-Tyler and Trinity (Tex.) in the second and third rounds, respectively, to advance to the Elite Eight.
- It will be the second meeting this season between the two teams, as CMS won 6-3 at the Stag-Hen Invitational on March 14th.