- Score: No. 22 MIT 4, Bryant University 3
- Records: No. 22 MIT (6-0); Bryant University (5-10)
- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble)
- The Lead: With the score even at 3-3 and the match on the line, MIT freshman Albert Go (Merritt Island, Fla.) won the game-winning point at No. 5 singles to lift the No. 22 ranked Engineers over Division I foe Bryant University, 4-3, on Wednesday afternoon inside the J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Go jumped out to the early lead at No. 5 singles with a 7-5 win over Michael Plutt, but Plutt evened the match to send it to an all-decisive third set with a 6-2 win in the second. Go was victorious in the third by a 6-4 score, sealing the match for the Engineers and keep their undefeated season alive.
- Classmate Victor Cheng (Santa Monica, Calif.) at No. 3 singles and sophomore Sean Ko (Danville, Calif.) at No. 4 singles both won thrilling come from behind points at their respective positions. Cheng won 4-6, 7-6, 7-6 over Arthur Jakubowski, while Ko registered a 1-6, 6-2, 6-0 win over Guido Argentini. Cheng's win at No. 3 singles also keeps him undefeated for the spring season as he is now 5-0 to tie him with Go and sophomore Tyler Barr (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) for most singles win on the team.
- At No. 1 singles, Barr got things started for the Engineers with a dominant 6-1, 6-1 win over Josh Klinger to move to 5-0 this spring (4-0 at No. 1 singles).
- Playing by Division I rules, Bryant won all three doubles matches to jump out to the 1-0 advantage. Matt Kuhar and Luke Lorenz bested MIT sophomore Alex Cauneac (Severna Park, Md.) and junior Bryan Lilley (Edmond, Okla.), 6-3, at No. 1 doubles, while Klinger and Jorge Ortiz-Garcia beat Barr and Go by a duplicate 6-3 score at No. 2 doubles to secure the lone doubles point.
- MIT welcomes the University of Southern Maine on Friday, March 17 for a non-conference match with the Huskies beginning at 4:00 p.m., while Bryant hosts Mount St. Mary's next Friday, March 24 for its NEC opener. The time of the match is still to be determined.
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Go Lifts No. 22 MIT To Come From Behind Victory Over Bryant