Matthew Skalak
Matthew Skalak
Height: 6-4
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.
High School: Croton-Harmon
Major: Biology

2012-13: Ended his senior season with a record of 12-3 in singles action, which tied for second on the team for most wins … was 11-10 in doubles play … ITA Scholar-Athlete … 2012 NEWMAC First Team All-Conference in doubles play … 2013 NEWMAC All-Conference for doubles … played most of his doubles matches in the No. 1 and No. 2 position … played in the ITA New England Regional Championships (9/28), losing 6-2, 6-2 to Amherst’s Andrew Yaraghi … remained undefeated for nine matches in a row … played two matches in the No. 2 position throughout the season, winning both of them in three sets … went 2-0 in singles action at the NEWMAC Tournament (4/27-28), winning 6-2, 6-0 against Wheaton and 7-5, 6-1 against Babson … paired up with Larry Pang for 14 doubles matches, winning exactly half of them … played seven doubles matches in the No. 1 spot, winning all but two … won 8-2 against Wheaton (4/27) in the NEWMAC Quarterfinals at No. 2

2011-12: Played in a total of 32 matches as a junior … first team All-NEWMAC at No. 1 doubles … went 9-3 in singles play … his nine wins were the second highest total on the team … won in straight sets against Salem State (3/8) 6-2, 6-2 … won all three NEWMAC regular season matches … won 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in come back fashion against Clark (4/4) at No.2 … won 6-3, 6-1 against Wheaton (4/21) … won a match in the NCAA Tournament against Stevens (5/12) … went 14-6 in doubles play with partner Edwin Zhang … named NEWMAC Doubles Team of the Week twice during the season (4/16, 4/23) … during the week of 4/16 the duo defeated opponents from Tufts (4/11) and Springfield (4/14) winning 8-6 and 8-2 respectively … for the week of 4/23 they defeated Emerson (4/19) 8-1 and as well as taking NEWMAC victories against  Wheaton (4/21) and Coast Guard (4/23) … went 2-0 in the NEWMAC Tournament with an 8-5 win against Springfield (4/28) and an 8-6 decision over Clark (4/29) 8-6 … in the NCAA tournament they went 1-1 with an 8-4 win against Stevens (5/12).

2010-11: Saw action in eight singles matches … finished 5-3 … first team All-NEWMAC at No. 1 doubles … took a 6-0, 6-0 win over an opponent from Babson (4/12) … 3-0 at No. 5 flight … teamed with Ken Van Tilburg to go 11-6 as one of the team’s primary doubles pairings … duo was 9-6 at No. 1 doubles … team won at least five games in every match.

Off The Court at MIT: Majoring in biology with a minor in biomedical engineering … completed bacterial community research in the Polz Lab and cancer therapeutic research in the Laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies … president of Phi Sigma Kappa … Bio-Diesel Club.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Croton-Harmon High School … all-league and all-section pick … team MVP … helped his team to league and division titles … also played basketball … honorable mention Academic Court of Excellence.