Men’s Tennis Bounces Back with Conference Victory
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – NEWMAC powerhouse MIT rebounded from its recent non-conference loss on Saturday, beating Babson College 9-0 a day after falling to Bowdoin by a 5-4 score. With the win, the Engineers remained unbeaten in league play at 8-4 overall and 3-0 in the NEWMAC, while the Beavers dropped to 4-9 overall and 0-3 against conference competition.
The top two doubles matchups were both decided by just two points, but the host Engineers came out on top in both contests. At number one, MIT's duo of Ken Van Tilburg and Matthew Skalak edged Babson's Mitchell Henry and Nissim Cohen-Sabban, 8-6, while at number two, Curtis Wu and Edwin Zhang slipped past Beavers' captains Danny Schneider and Austin Conti by the same score. MIT would complete the doubles sweep with an 8-2 triumph at number three.
The Engineers put the match away by winning the top five singles contests in straight sets. The closest singles battle came at number six, where MIT's Andrew Cooper rallied to beat Babson's Ferran Arimon in a third-set superbreaker, 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-4).