Mens Tennis

Cardinals Close Out Campaign with Promising Win over Coast Guard as #1 Jeff Legunn '13 Improves to 15-3

Closing out the 2011 spring season with a surprisingly dominant 8-1 victory over Coast Guard Wed., April 27, Wesleyan posted a .500 mark for the year, going 9-9-1.  With his 6-2, 6-2 singles win at #1, Jeff Legunn '13 (right side photo) posted the finest record on the squad with a 15-3 singles record while also going 11-7 in double play.  A year ago, he was 10-7 at #1.  Legunn's improvement was typical of the Cardinals who competed with no new players this season.  Thus with the same personnel as 2009-10, Wesleyan went 67-46-1 in singles play and 25-32 in doubles action in 2010-11.  A year earlier, those numbers were 46-66 and 19-38 though the team's overall record was virtually the same (9-10).

Also coming though with a fine seasonal effort was #5 Donald Klecker '13 (left side photo), whose 11-3 singles mark ranked second on the squad and represented the most dramatic turnaround from his rookie year (3-9).  He went 8-8 in doubles action and was paired with Legunn over the final stage of the season.  He finished with a 6-1, 6-1 singles victory over Coast Guard while he and Legunn throttled their Coast Guard rivals, 8-1. 

Michael Glen '13 turned in a fine season, mainly at #6, with an 11-7-1 record as the only member of the team to play singles in all 19 matches.  He was 8-9 in 2009-10.

With several blue-chip newcomers expected to join the ranks for the 2011-12 campaign, Wesleyan should continue to raise its play and challenge the most established opponents in the highly competitive NESCAC.