MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- The No. 24 nationally ranked Bates men's tennis team ran into a hot Wesleyan University team Tuesday in Freeman Athletic Center, falling to the host and 13th-ranked Cardinals 9-0.
Bates (5-7, 3-3 NESCAC) will next host Tufts Friday at 2pm.
Wesleyan (6-5, 4-1 NESCAC) swept doubles play with 8-4 and 8-3 wins at second and third doubles, respectively, while Princeton Carter and Tiago Eusebio defeated Bates' No. 1 doubles team, senior Ben Rosen (Port Washington, N.Y.) and sophomore Jacob Kauppila (Chesterfield, Mo.), 9-8 (7) in a tiebreaker.
Rosen faced Steven Chen at No. 1 singles and lost 6-1, 7-5, his first singles loss in six matches, dropping his singles record to 8-3. His fellow senior captain, Josh Leiner (Baltimore, Md.), pushed Eusebio to a tiebreaker in the first set of their match at No. 3 singles before losing 7-6 (3), 6-3. Junior Josh Quijano (Los Angeles, Calif.) faced the No. 7 nationally ranked Andrew Finkelman at No. 2 singles and fell 6-2, 6-2, dropping to 8-4 individually on the season.