WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – On Sunday, the #5 Williams College Ephs (8-2) faced the Wesleyan University Cardinals (2-4). The day before, the Ephs beat Middlebury, one of the best teams in the nation, in a close match whose result was never certain until the end. This momentum carried the team on its way to an 8-1 victory over their Little Three rival.
Doubles again was strong, as each of the three Williams pairs won its match. Head coach Dan Greenberg '08 elected to use the same pairings as he had the day before, and the decision proved to be a good one as they took all three possible points.
This set up a low-pressure singles portion of the match, in which the Ephs took 5 of 6 matches. Each Williams win was completed in two sets, which was probably welcome for its players, who had routinely gone into three sets the prior day.
"This caps off a great weekend for us," said Greenberg. "We beat two tough teams and saw a few things we can definitely improve this week."
The men are now 9-2 on the year after beating two tough NESCAC teams this weekend. They will get to rest a week before travelling to Hartford to face the Trinity College Bantams (5-3). That match will take place at 1:00 PM.
Williams 8, Wesleyan 1
- Brian Grodecki/Deepak Indrakanti (WILL) def. Tiago Eusebio/Princeton Carter (WES) – 8-3
- Alex Taylor/Calvin Chung (WILL) def. Adrian Roji/Win Smith (WES) – 8-2
- Jordan Sadowsky/Arturo Kam (WILL) def. Steven Chen/Cam Daniels (WES) – 8-3
- Brian Grodecki (WILL) def. Steven Chen (WES) – 6-3, 6-1
- Austin Barr (WILL) def. Andrew Finkelman (WES) – 6-3, 6-4
- Sachin Raghavan (WILL) def. Tiago Eusebio (WES) – 6-2, 6-0
- Ananth Raghavan (WILL) def. Cam Daniels (WES) – 6-1, 6-2
- Alex Taylor (WILL) def. Princeton Carter (WES) – 6-4, 6-4
- Adrian Roji (WES) def. Arturo Kam (WILL) – 6-4, 6-3