March 4, 2011

MIT Wins Second of Three Straight Matches

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Amid a string of three matches in three days, the MIT men's tennis team won again on Friday night. The Engineers bested the New York University Violets by a 7-2 score at JB Carr Tennis Bubble.

It was another sweep for the MIT doubles teams, as the hosts jumped out to a 3-0 match advantage. Larry Pang and Curtis Wu won at first doubles 8-3, while Ken Van Tilburg and Matthew Skalak took care of Steven and Tim Wu 8-1. Edwin Zhang and Andrew Cooper beat Bowen Xu and Daniel Huang 8-2 to secure the last doubles points.

The Violets pulled two points back in singles as Steven Wu got the best of Van Tilburg 6-1, 6-2 and Daniel Penaranda beat Pang 6-4, 6-2. Zhang won a 6-1, 6-1 match at third doubles and Brian Oldfield beat Xu 6-2, 6-2 to put the match out of reach. Wins by Wu (6-4, 6-4) and Skalak (6-4, 7-6) at the final two singles spots closed out the match for the Engineers.

MIT improves to 2-1 on the season and will play their final of the three matches on Saturday at 1:00 PM against Stevens Institute of Technology. NYU drops to 0-3 for the year and will play next on March 24th at Drew University.