CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The No. 20 nationally-ranked MIT men's tennis team fell to No. 17 Amherst College at home on Friday afternoon with a score of 7-2, ending the Engineers' undefeated streak. Sophomore Eugene Oh (Alparetta, Ga.) scored both of MIT's points, once in singles and one as part of a doubles team. The Cardinal and Gray dipped to 13-1 for the season, while the Jeffs are now 18-7.
At No. 3 doubles, Oh and freshman Kevin Wang (Havertown, Pa.) defeated Joey Fritz and Chris Dale in a very close match with a score of 9-7. Junior Larry Pang (Torrance, Calif.) and senior Matthew Skalak (Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.) narrowly fell to Ben Fife and Andrew Yaraghi at No. 2.
In singles action, Oh scored MIT's one point at No. 4 when he defeated Fife. Oh won the first set with a score of 6-3, fell in the second with a score of 5-7 and won the third and final set, 6-0. Senior Edwin Zhang (Falls Church, Va.) played a good two sets against Fritz, falling, 6-2, 7-5.
The Engineers return to action on Saturday when they host New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) rival, Coast Guard, at 11:00 a.m.