Stephen Monk '15 is One of Two Cardinals to Close out Fall Season with Pair of Wins in 9-0 Blanking of SRU
Wesleyan closed out its fall campaign with a 9-0 blanking of Salve Regina Thurs., Oct. 6, to rack up a 5-1 mark over its six dual matches. During the fall, the Cardinal collectively came through with a 26-10 singles record and a 14-4 doubles posting. Eight of the 14 losses came during one match, that against NESCAC and national power Williams.
Stephen Monk '15 (photo) picked up victories in both singles and doubles play against Salve, logging a 6-0, 6-0 win at #3 singles and teaming with Ben Hudson '15 for a hard-fought 9-7 #1 doubles win. As a result, Monk had the strongest mark on the team during the fall with a 5-1 singles record and a perfect 5-0 doubles mark. Also coming up with a clean sweep of his Salve rival was #4 singles Alex Hirsch '13 and #6 singles Donald Kleckner. Hudson was a 6-2, 6-1 winner at #2 while Donovan Suh '15 had little trouble at #1, 6-1, 6-1. Charlie Seifer '15 was the sixth Wesleyan winner in singles, 6-2, 6-0 at #5. In doubles, the tandems of Jonathan Coombs '15 and Alex Rachlin '15 at #2 and Robert Troyer '12 and Michael Glen '13 at #3 both won, 8-0.
Other stalwarts during the fall included Jeff Legunn '13, who had a 4-1 mark at #1 singles. Both Suh and Hirsch were 5-1 in singles.
The team was slated resume action Sun., March 11 during its annual trip to Orlando, Fla. over mid-semester break. The match with Wayne St. was postponed due to rain and may not be rescheduled. Thus, the team will begin its southern excursion with a pair of matches Mon., March 12, facing Monmouth (IL) and RPI.