No. 20 MIT Too Much For Men's Tennis
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—No. 20 MIT had four different players earn a point in both doubles and singles play to cruise to an 8-1 victory over visiting Babson College on Wednesday afternoon in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's tennis action at the du Pont Tennis Courts.
Larry Pang, Kevin Wang, Eugene Oh, and Curtis Wu all picked up a pair of wins for the Engineers, who led 2-1 after doubles play and swept all six singles matches. With the win MIT remained unbeaten at 12-0 and moved to 2-0 in NEWMAC play while Babson dropped to 5-6 overall and 1-1 in the conference.
The sophomore tandem of Connor DeFiore (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) and Ramone Doyley (Kingston, Jamaica) earned the Beavers lone point, winning a tiebreaker 5-0 against the MIT duo of Edwin Zhang and Matthew Skalak to claim a 9-8 victory at number one doubles. Babson first-years Victor Vu (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Roberto Perez (Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain) lost 8-1 at number two doubles to Kevin Wang and Eugene Oh 8-1 at number two doubles and senior Mitchell Henry (Wellesley, Mass.) and first-year Saif Rahim (Hong Kong) fell 8-3 to MIT's Larry Pang and Curtis Wu at number three doubles.
Henry and Vu gave the Beavers their best opportunities to earn points in singles play as each dropped three-set matches. Vu split the first two sets with Pang before falling 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 at number two singles and Henry rallied from down a set to force a super-breaker before dropping a 6-3, 3-6, 10-7 decision to Matthew Skalak at number five singles.
Both teams return to action on Friday afternoon as Babson hosts non-conference foe Connecticut College in a 3:30pm start while MIT travels to face Bowdoin at 3:00pm.