Engineers Cruise Past Cabrini, 5-0, in NCAA Tournament First Round Match

Engineers Cruise Past Cabrini, 5-0, in NCAA Tournament First Round Match

THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 5, Cabrini University 0

- Records: MIT (12-7), Cabrini (12-6)

- Location: Middlebury, Vt. (Proctor Tennis Courts)

- The Lead: In the first meeting between both programs, MIT defeated Cabrini University, 5-0, in the opening round of the NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament on Friday afternoon at Middlebury College. Including the unfinished matches, the Engineers surrendered only four games during the day.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Junior Tyler Barr (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) and sophomore Victor Cheng (Santa Monica, Calif.) did not drop a game in their No. 3 doubles match against Matt DeMaria and Nick Tilley, giving MIT its first point of the match. After conceding the first game at the top spot, junior Alex Cauneac (Severna Park, Md.) and freshman Pablo Ampudia (San Antonio, Texas) rattled off eight straight victories for the comfortable win. The Engineers completed the doubles sweep when freshman Michael Zhao (Princeton Junction, N.J.) and sophomore Albert Go (Merritt Island, Fla.) recorded an 8-1 win in the No. 2 slot.

- Barr produced MIT's first singles victory after blanking Alijah Broadnax in both sets at the No. 1 position. Cauneac quickly clinched the match with the same result versus CJ LaMantia in the next spot on the ladder.

- At the time the match was halted, Go and Ampudia were both up, 6-0, 5-0, at the No. 5 and No. 6 spots. Freshman Charles Deng (Temple City, Calif.) had a 6-1, 4-0 lead in the No. 4 position while Cheng was in front, 6-1, 3-0, in the No. 3 slot.

UP NEXT:

- MIT will take on nationally-ranked No. 24 Johns Hopkins University in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, May 12 at 12:30 p.m.

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