CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT men's tennis, which is ranked 16th in the Northeast region, blanked its sixth opponent of the 2014 season on Wednesday afternoon, defeating Emerson College by a score of 9-0. Tech improved to 10-4 and 5-0 in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action, while the Lions dipped to 0-9 and 0-5 in league play.
In doubles action, sophomores Jeffrey Bu (Arcadia, Calif.) and Dennis Garcia (Corpus Christi, Texas) defeated Niklas Rhodes and Colin Leeds by a score of 8-2 at No. 1. This is the first match this season that either has played in the top spot, primarily playing in the second or third positions.
At No. 2, sophomore Alex Jaffe (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and junior Eugene Oh (Alpharetta, Ga.) blanked Max Abbushi and Spencer Sabo, 8-0. Without a third doubles team to face freshmen Moseley Andrews (Ross, Calif.) and Kristopher Bronner (Brookline, Mass.), the duo won by forfeit.
Each of the Engineers in the top four singles matches blanked their opponents, winning both sets by a score of 6-0, 6-0. At No. 5, Andrews won his first set against Sabo, 6-1, before having a 6-0 victory in the second set.
Tech has just three more matches before the NEWMAC Tournament, which will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 26-27. MIT's final conference matchup of the season will take place on Saturday, April 19, when the Engineers face Babson College on the road.