Undefeated MIT Men's Tennis Wins Against Clark, 8-1
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The No. 20 nationally-ranked MIT men's tennis team continued its undefeated streak when it won against New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) rival Clark University at home on Saturday afternoon with a score of 8-1. The Engineers, who are ranked sixth in the Northeast Region, are now 13-0 for the season and 3-0 in NEWMAC play, while the Cougars dipped to 7-6 and 2-1 in conference action.
Senior Matthew Skalak (Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.) and junior Edwin Zhang (Falls Church, Va.) paired up to defeat Diego Angel and Antoine Martin, 8-2, at No. 1 doubles. At No. 2, sophomore Eugene Oh (Alparetta, Ga.) and freshman Kevin Wang (Havertown, Pa.) won a tiebreaker, 6-0, against Daniel Stein and Zack Goldstein to win the match with a score of 9-8. At No. 3, senior Larry Pang (Torrance, Calif.) and Curtis Wu (Yorba Linda, Calif.) defeated Dan Hall and Harris Rollinger, 8-2.
At No. 1 singles, Zhang defeated Angel, 6-2, 6-1. He is now 8-3 in the top spot. For his second match in the No. 2 position, Wang won against Stein with a score of 6-2, 6-4. At No. 3, Skalak defeated Martin, 6-3, 6-2.
Playing in his first match at No. 4 this season, senior Brian Oldfield (St. Thomas, Virgin Islands) won against Zack Goodstein with a score of 6-3, 6-2. Freshman Dennis A Garcia (Corpus Christi, Texas), playing in his first match at No. 5 and only his second match of the season, defeated Fernando Pinoargote, 6-0, 6-2. At No. 6, Clark earned its one point when Josh Burger defeated freshman Robbie Shaw (San Diego, Calif.) with a score of 6-0, 6-2.
MIT will next host Amherst College on Friday, April 12 at 4:00 p.m.