With Ethan Moritz '14 (photo) providing the Cardinals' most decisive victory, 3-0 at #6, Wesleyan claimed an exciting 6-3 win over NESCAC rival Colby to inaugurate action in the annual Wesleyan Round Robin Fri., Dec 2. Wesleyan is ranked #19 by the CSA while Colby stands at #22. On Sat., Dec. 3, the Cardinals took on #41 Fordham followed by the stiffest test of the weekend, #13 Brown. Wesleyan rolled past Fordham without losing a game and gave Brown a run for its money, falling 8-1 with Mortiz the lone Cardinal winner.
Moritz yielded 20 points in subduing his rival from Colby in three games. Also capturing a 3-0 triumph was #4 Jeff Berman '14, who gave up 22 points in securing his victory. Taking 3-1 wins were #5 Mile Delalio '15, #7 Zander Nassikas '14 and #9 Luke Wherry '13. Alex Nunez '14 also came through with a win for Wesleyan, capturing his match at #3, 3-2.
Against Fordham, no Cardinal gave up more than 12 points in gaining a 3-0 victory. Mortiz was outstanding against Brown, winning 3-0 with just 16 points surrendered. Both Delalio and Nassikas pressed their opponents to five games, losing 11-9 and 11-8, respectivey, in the deciding game. Three other Cardinals captured a game vs. Brown - #1 John Steele '14, Berman and #8 Blair Corbin '15.
The Cardinals closed out the weekend by taking on #26 Hobart and #28 Johns Hopkins Sun., Dec. 4. Moritz again was perfect, making him 5-0 over the weekend without giving up a game. He gave up just 16 points vs. Hobart and only eight points while filling in the #5 spot vs. Johns Hopkins. Three starters sat against Johns Hopkins but Wesleyan still secured the sweep. Seven Cardinals posted a 3-0 win against Hobart. Wesleyan stands 6-3 on the year.
The team resumes play Sat., Jan. 14 when Conn. College will be the opponent in a match at Yale as the Cardinal look to avenge an earlier 5-4 loss to the Camels with several starters out of the lineup.