April 5, 2008

Engineers Beat Babson, Fall to Bowdoin

April 5, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The regionally-ranked No. 11 MIT men's tennis team topped Babson College, 8-1, in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match on Saturday. The night before, the Engineers fell to Bowdoin College, 7-1, which moved their record to 9-5 on the year and 2-0 in conference play.

The top tandem of Alex Kamergorodsky and Brian Lafayette registered Babson's lone win as they edged out Eric Beren and Ken Van Tilburg, 8-6. Kevin Pang and David Iba defeated Ben Edick and Walt Sea, 8-4, while Peden Nichols and Jonathan Farm notched an 8-3 victory over Austin Conti and Steve Huang.

In the No. 1 singles position, Beren held off Kamergorodsky, 6-3, 7-6. Van Tilburg defeated Edick, 6-2, 6-1, as Pang dropped only one game in his 6-1, 6-0 match-up with Ken Lin. Nichols posted scores of 6-2, 6-2 in his victory over Lafayette in the No. 4 slot while Ryan Castonia secured a 7-5, 6-3 decision against Conti. In the No. 6 position, MIT's Michael Price lost the opening set, 7-6, to Edwin Lee. Price bounced back with scores of 6-1 and 10-2 to complete the singles sweep for the Engineers.

Babson College vs. MIT
Final Team Score: MIT 8, Babson 1

Doubles
1. Alex Kamergorodsky/Brian Lafayette (B) def. Eric Beren/Ken Van Tilburg (M), 8-6
2. Kevin Pang/David Iba (M) def. Ben Edick/Walt Sea (B), 8-4
3. Peden Nichols/Jonathan Farm (M) def. Austin Conti/Steve Huang (B), 8-3

Singles
1. Eric Beren (M) def. Alex Kamergorodsky (B), 6-3, 7-6
2. Ken Van Tilburg (M) def. Ben Edick (B), 6-2, 6-1
3. Kevin Pang (M) def. Ken Lin (B), 6-1, 6-0
4. Peden Nichols (M) def. Brian Lafayette (B), 6-2, 6-2
5. Ryan Castonia (M) def. Austin Conti (B), 7-5, 6-3
6. Michael Price (M) def. Edwin Lee (B), 6-7, 6-1, 10-2

MIT vs. Bowdoin College
Final Team Score: Bowdoin 7, MIT 1

Doubles
1. Eric Beren/Ken Van Tilburg (M) def. Garrett Gates/Alex Caughron (B), 8-6
2. Jamie Neely/Stephen Sullivan (B) def. David Iba/Kevin Pang (M), 8-4
3. White/Tyler Anderson (B) def. Peden Nichols/Michael Price (M), 8-3

Singles
1. Garrett Gates (B) def. Eric Beren (M), 6-2, 6-0
2. Stephen Sullivan (B) def. Kevin Pang (M), 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (1)
3. Jamie Neely (B) def. Ken Van Tilburg (M), 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
4. Alex Caughron (B) def. Peden Nichols (M), 6-3, 6-3
5. Tyler Anderson (B) def. Ryan Castonia (M), 6-1, 6-0
6. Michael Price (M) vs. Noah Buntman (B), 6-4, 2-3 (Halted)