Cards End Year on Three-Game Win Streak, Post Double-Digit Wins for Fifth Time in Team History


Forced to play indoors due to heavy rains in Middletown Sun., April 15, the Cardinals defeated Hamilton in the team's final NESCAC match of the season, 5-0. Only two singles matches were played to expedite competition. Wesleyan captured all three doubles matches and once #1 singles Ania Preneta '09 (photo) and #4 singles Anika Fischer '10 took identical 6-2, 6-1 decisions to clinch the affair for the Cardinals, the teams called it a day. Wesleyan ended up 3-5 vs. NESCAC opponents, 2-3 during the spring. Enjoying glorious weather for its match vs. Smith Fri., April 20, the Cards took advantage by taking all three doubles and every set in singles for a 9-0 win. The triumph was the 10th of the year for the team and after finishing the season on the road at Mount Holyoke Tues., April 24 with an 8-1 win, the squad closed out the campaign with an 11-7 mark. The conquest at Mount Holyoke came without the services of two regulars who were unavailable due to injury and a schedule conflict. Alex Sirois '09 and Lizzie Collector '09 responded to the opportunity by posting straight-set wins at #5 and #6, respectively, while also winning their usual doubles matches.