Freshman-Dominated Cards Keep up Winning Ways by Defeating Coast Guard, Union & Babson


In a match that finished indoors due to darkness, Jeff Legunn '13 (photo) captured a thrilling 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 win at #1 singles to clinch a 5-4 team victory for Wesleyan over Coast Guard Tues., Sept.15. Legunn also joined fellow frosh Ravy Uong '13 for a narrow 9-8 win at #1 doubles to give him two team points in the tight triumph. Uong also provided a point for the Cardinals at #3 singles with a 6-4, 6-1 victory.

Wesleyan's other two points came in relatively easy fashion on the racquets of #4 Donald Kleckner '13, who didn't lose a game in his two sets, while Michael Glen '13 was a 6-2, 6-0 victor at #6. Thus all five team points came from freshman.

Wesleyan extended its early win streak to three matches when the team traveled to Union for a match Sat., Sept. 19, returning with a 7-2 conquest. Four frosh produced wins in both singles and doubles led by Legunn, who didn't lose a game in either venue. Also winning twice were John Parsons '13, Uong and Kleckner.

Four Cardinals headed to Williams Sept. 25-27 for the annual ITA regional championship. There Legunn and Uong played both single and doubles with Legunn going 1-1 and Uong 0-2 in singles and teaming up for a 1-1 doubles mark. Their combined win over a Brandeis tandem was a highlight of the event as Legunn and Uong were down 7-4 and facing match point, only to rally for a 9-8 win. Uong had lost a singles match in three sets to one of the two Brandeis doubles opponents. Also playing doubles for Wesleyan with a 1-1 record was the pair of Parsons and Michael Piderit '12.

The squad got back to dual-match action Thurs., Oct. 8 when Babson came to Middletown. Wesleyan eked out a 5-4 win as the Cardinals got wins at first and second doubles from the teams of Legunn/Piderit and Uong/Kleckner, respectively. The teams split the six singles matches with the Cardinals winning the odd numbers (Legunn, #1 ; Uong, #3 ; and Alex Hirsch '13, #5).

Wesleyan has one dual match remaining on the fall slate. That will be at home with Nichols Sun., Oct. 11.