Defeating Brandeis, 5-4, in Season Finale, Cards Even Record at 8-8 by Winning Three of Final Four
Hosting Brandeis in the team's season finale Tues., April 22, the Cardinals snagged their second straight 5-4 decision, giving them three wins in their final four matches and an overall record of 8-8 for the year. Michael Frank '08 (main photo), one of three seniors playing in his final match, made the most of his opportunity with a victory at #3 doubles alongside Matt Schaff '11 while also producing the squad's most decisive win in singles at #4, 6-2, 6-1. Graham Immerman '09 (photo insert upper left) also captured a pair of triumphs, teaming with Matt O'Connell '09 at #1 doubles and securing a singles win at #5. Last on the court with the team score tied at 4-4 was Paul Gerdes '09 (photo insert lower left courtesy of SteveMcLaughlinPhotography.com) as his straight-set win at #3 closed out the team conquest. For the year, O'Connell, who played #1 virtually all season, led the team in dual-match wins with eight while Frank was next with seven. O'Connell also played #1 doubles in all 16 matches during the campaign.