CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - At its fourth New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match and its final home event of the 2014 season, the MIT men's tennis team defeated Clark University by a score of 6-3. Tech improved to 9-4 on the season and is still undefeated in NEWMAC play with its record of 3-0. The Cougars dipped to 11-6 and 2-2 in conference action.
MIT took a 2-1 lead over Clark after winning No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Senior Curtis Wu (Yorba Linda, Calif.) and sophomore Kevin Wang (Havertown, Pa.) had an 8-6 win over Dan Stein and Zach Goodstein in the top spot, while senior Edwin Zhang (Falls Church, Va.) and junior Eugene Oh (Alpharetta, Ga.) defeated Fernando Pinoargote and Spencer Pinkney at No. 2, 8-3. At No. 3, Spencer Brightman and Josh Burger had a close 9-8 (8-0) victory over junior Jeffrey Sperling (Los Angeles, Calif.) and freshman Moseley Andrews (Ross, Calif.).
Zhang and Stein remained close for both sets, but Stein ultimately won at No. 1 by a score of 6-4, 7-5. At No. 2 singles, Oh won two very close sets against Pinkney, 7-5, 7-5, while, at No. 3, Wang had a 6-0, 6-2 win over Pinoargote. In the fourth spot, Bu defeated Goodstein, 6-4, 6-1.
On Wednesday, April 16, the Engineers will face NEWMAC rival Emerson College at 3:00 p.m. The match will be played on MIT's courts with Emerson acting as host.