Cards Grab Two NESCAC Wins Over Hamilton & Conn. to Close Out Home Season, Drop Match at Brandeis

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Taking on Hamilton indoors Sunday, April 15, the Cardinals swept past the visiting NESCAC rival 7-0 in a match during which first and second singles were not played to expedite play. It was the initial victory of the spring for the squad since returning from Florida with three wins in five varsity matches. Against Hamilton, Jaafar Rizvi '09 (main photo) won at both #5 singles and #3 doubles, paired with Matt O'Connell '09 (photo insert lower left), who also captured a singles victory at #4. The team kept the positive results coming when Wesleyan hosted Conn. College Wed., April 18 The final result was quite similiar (8-1) as O'Connell and Rizvi again won twice, joined by #1 Tallen Todorovich '07 and #3 Paul Gerdes '09. The team traveled to Brandeis Tues., April 24 where the Cards fell by a 7-2 count. Winners for the Cardinals were O'Connell at #4 and Michael Frank '08 at #6. It proved to be the final match of the year as a make-up date for a match at Bentley could not be negotiated. The team ended with a 7-10 overall record.