Sam Rudovsky '16 & Jeff Legunn '13 Both Win in Singles & Doubles as Cardinals Upset #28 Trinity and Beat Hamilton, Both 5-4
Sam Rudovsky '16 (photo) teamed with Zach Brint '16 for an 8-5 win at #1 doubles, then survived a third-set match point and rallied for a win in the third set for a 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 singles win at #3 to clinch a 5-4 Wesleyan victory Wed., April 10. Trinity came into the match ranked eighth in the Northeast and 28th nationally in Division III. Wesleyan is unranked.
Also winning in both singles and doubles was Jeff Legunn '13 as he joined Michael King '16 for an 8-5 triumph at #2 doubles. The two are 6-0 as a pair this spring. Legunn was a convincing 6-3, 6-0 victor at #4 singles. Also instrumental in the Cardinals' upset was the play of #6 singles Ben Hudson '15. He dropped the first set, 1-6, but took the final two sets, 6-4, 6-4.
Wesleyan ended a 10-match losing skid vs. the Bantams. The last three times the teams had met, Trinity posted a 9-0 decision, making the win that much sweeter for the Cardinals.
Next up for the squad was a trip to Hamilton for another NESCAC outing Sat., April 13. Wesleyan improved to 10-1 all-time vs. the Continentals with a hard-fought 5-4 win. Wesleyan swept the doubles as Rudovsky and Brint claimed an 8-6 win at #1 while King/Legunn won for the seventh time this spring with an 8-4 triumph. Donovan Suh '15 and Stephen Monk '15 made it a 3-0 lead with their 8-3 win at #3 doubles. Rudovsky and Legunn then provided the margin of victory for the Cardinals with a 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 win at #3 and a 6-2, 6-3 win at #4, respectively.
Back on the courts Sun., April 14, Wesleyan will host Tufts during its third NESCAC match of the week.