March 29, 2013

Men's Tennis Remains Ranked 20th in the Nation

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) team ranking that was released on Thursday evening, the MIT men's tennis team remained 20th in the nation for Division III. The Engineers remain undefeated with a record of 10-0, having blanked exactly half of their opponents.

MIT are sixth in the Northeast regional ranking, having moved up two spots from the start of the season. For the first time this season, two individuals and one doubles team are also ranked: junior Edwin Zhang (Falls Church, Va.), who is 6-2 at No.1, is sixth and senior Larry Pang (Torrance, Calif.), who is 3-2 at No.2, is 22nd. Zhang and fellow junior Curtis Wu (Yorba Linda, Calif.) are 12th with their record of 6-2 in the top spot.

In their match last Saturday against Stevens Institute of Technology, who are 14th in the Northeast region, the Engineers came from behind after trailing 2-1 following doubles to win the match, 6-3.

After hosting ten consecutive matches in the past month, MIT will travel to Norton, Mass. on Saturday, March 30 to face NEWMAC rival, Wheaton College for a 1:00 p.m. match.