February 24, 2008

Vassar Defeats MIT, 7-2

Feb. 24, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Regionally-ranked No. 10 MIT fell to No. 12 Vassar College, 7-2, in its spring season opener on Saturday. With the loss, the Engineers' ledger lowered to 1-1 on the year while the Brewers improved to 3-0.

Eric Beren and Ken Van Tilburg collaborated for MIT's lone doubles win with a 9-7 decision in the top spot. Peden Nichols and Kevin Pang fell, 8-3, in the next slot while Jonathan Farm and Brendan McCord lost, 8-5.

A 6-7, 6-4, 10-7 victory by Michael Price in the No. 6 position prevented a singles sweep by Vassar. Beren was defeated in the No. 1 slot, 6-2, 7-6 (4) while Van Tilburg's bid to force a third set fell short (6-4, 7-6). Nichols dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision in the No. 4 spot as Pang (3-6, 7-6, 6-3) and Farm (7-5, 2-6, 10-4) lost a pair of hard-fought matches.

Vassar College vs. MIT
Final Team Score: Vassar 7, MIT 2

Doubles
1. Eric Beren/Ken Van Tilburg (M) def. Max Willner/Greg Katz (V), 9-7
2. Mike Mattelson/Ashish Patil (V) def. Peden Nichosl/Kevin Pang (M), 8-3
3. Jeremy Rosen/Jacco Jasso (V) def. Jonathan Farm/Brendan McCord (M), 8-5

Singles
1. Mike Mattelson (V) def. Eric Beren (M), 6-2, 7-6 (4)
2. Max Willner (V) def. Ken Van Tilburg (M), 6-4, 7-6
3. Greg Katz (V) def. Kevin Pang (M), 3-6, 7-6, 6-3
4. Ashish Patil (V) def. Peden Nichols (M), 6-4, 6-3
5. Jeremy Rosen (V) def. Jonathan Farm (M), 7-5, 2-6, 10-4
6. Michael Price (M) def. Robert Babbage (V), 6-7, 6-4, 10-7