April 7, 2012

Men’s Tennis Blanks Babson

BABSON PARK, Mass. – MIT made it two for two in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference men's tennis play this afternoon as it defeated Babson College, 9-0. The No. 28 Engineers improved to 8-3 overall with the win, while Babson fell to 4-9 overall and 1-2 in NEWMAC play.

MIT established itself early in the match, taking all three doubles contests. At No. 1 the MIT team of junior Matthew Skalak (Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.) and sophomore Edwin Zhang (Falls Church, Va.) scored an 8-3 win over the pairing of Ramone Doyley/Mitchell Henry while the No. 3 duo of senior Elia Harmatz (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.) and junior Larry Pang (Torrance, Calif.)  defeated the team of Danny Schneider/Nissim Cohen-Sabban, 8-2. Sophomore Curtis Wu (Yorba Linda, Calif.) and freshman Eugene Oh (Alpharetta, Ga.) completed the sweep at No. 2 with an 8-4 decision over the team of Roy Murdock/Zach Ringer.

MIT kept things rolling in singles play, taking straight sets victories in five of the six singles matches. Zhang had a strong showing at No. 1 singles with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Doyley, while Harmatz dropped just a pair of games in a 6-1, 6-1 win at No 6 over Hubert Cromback. Pang was impressive at No. 2 in a 6-0, 6-4 decision over Cohen-Sabban, while Wu also won in straight sets, taking a 6-3, 6-2 win over Schneider. Oh was challenged in the first set at No. 4 by Murdock, but also took the match in straight sets in a 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 win.

MIT host Tufts University in its next match, hosting the Jumbos on Wednesday, April 11 starting at 4:00 p.m.