WILLIAMSTOWN MA -- In their second NESCAC match of the season, the Williams College Ephs (ranked #6 in NCAA DIII) defeated the Connecticut College Camels (unranked in NCAA DIII) for their second consecutive 9-0 victory.
Having not lost an individual match in NESCAC play so far this season, the Ephs cruised to another victory with an impressive effort in both doubles and singles play. After a 3-4 start to the season, the Ephs have rebounded with two convincing victories to climb over .500 for the first time since March 23rd.
The Ephs came away victorious in all three doubles matches. First, junior Alex Taylor and freshman Peter Frelinghuysen defeated Conn College's SangJin Song and Julien Tien, 8-4. Next, Eph sophomores Arturo Kam and Calvin Chung won against Guillermo Garcia Rincon and Will Cannon by the score of 8-3. Finally, sophomores Noah Reich and Austin Barr beat the Camels' Zachary Danz and Evan Goldsmith by the same 8-3 margin. In exhibition play, Eph senior Christian O'Connor and freshman Michael Medvedev took down the Conn College tandem of Zachary Danz and Evan Goldsmith, 8-4.
In singles play, the Ephs won in dominating fashion. Kam, Barr, Chung, Taylor, Frelinghuysen and Reich each winning in just two sets. Taylor and Reich both won by an impressive 6-0, 6-1 margin, while no Camel won more than four games in any set. Medvedev and freshman Kirun Cheung each won exhibition matches against the Camels' Sean Jenkins and Goldsmith by scores of 8-4 and 8-1, respectively.
"We played a tough match from start to finish and found a good groove in both singles and doubles," said Eph assistant coach Felix Sun following the match. "Looking forward to another big match against Tufts."
Tomorrow afternoon, the Ephs look to continue their winning streak against Tufts (ranked #17 in NCAA DIII) in their first road NESCAC match of the season.
1. Arturo Kam (W) def. Guillermo Garcia Rincon (CC) -- 6-1, 6-4
2. Austin Barr (W) def. SangJin Song (CC) -- 6-3, 6-1
3. Calvin Chung (W) def. Julian Tien (CC) -- 6-2, 6-2
4. Alex Taylor (W) def. Henry Decoster (CC) -- 6-0, 6-1
5. Peter Frelinghuysen (W) def. Will Cannon (CC) -- 6-2, 6-2
6. Noah Reich (W) def. Walter Komishane (CC) -- 6-0, 6-1
E. Michael Medvedev (W) def. Sean Jenkins (CC) -- 8-4
E. Kirun Cheung (W) def. Evan Goldsmith (CC) -- 8-1