Tech Takes Coast Guard, 7-0

April 16, 2006

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT shutout NEWMAC foe U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 7-0, on Saturday. The win improved the Engineers to 9-1 overall and 4-0 in conference play while the Bears fell to 7-5 and 2-2. Said Francis, playing in his first varsity matches this season, posted a 6-1, 6-1 decision in the No 6 singles spot and joined Eric Beren for an 8-1 victory in the No. 3 doubles position.

Tech closed out the doubles matches with a pair of 8-2 wins by No. 1 Evan Tindell and Thomas Dohlman and No. 2 Peden Nichols and Melvin Makhni. Tindell defeated Matt Nakagawa, 6-1, 6-1, to lead off singles play. Dohlman only dropped one game in his 6-0, 6-1 victory in the No. 3 spot and Makhni swept David Stump, 6-0, 6-0, in the No. 5 position. Moving up a slot, Beren opened his No. 2 match with a 6-3 win. He then fell, 7-6 (2), but bounced back with a 10-5 total in the tiebreaker. In Nichols' first foray at No. 4 action, he won the first set, 6-1, but lost the next, 7-6 (2). Nichols then held on for a hard-fought 10-8 tiebreaking decision.

MIT vs. U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Final Team Score: MIT 7, Clark 0

Doubles
1. Thomas Dohlman/Evan Tindell (M) def. Ryan Beck/Matt Nakagawa (C), 8-2
2. Peden Nichols/Melvin Makhni (M) def. Tom Brittingham/Dan Lavinder (C), 8-2
3. Eric Beren/Said Francis (M) def. David Stump/Tim Ozimek (C), 8-1

Singles
1. Evan Tindell (M) def. Matt Nakagawa (C), 6-1, 6-1
2. Eric Beren (M) def. Ryan Beck (C), 6-3, 6-7 (2), 10-5
3. Thomas Dohlman (M) def. Tom Brittingham (C), 6-0, 6-1
4. Peden Nichols (M) def. Dan Lavinder (C), 6-1, 6-7 (2), 10-8
5. Melvin Makhni (M) def. David Stump (C), 6-0, 6-0
6. Said Francis (M) def. Tim Ozimek (C), 6-1, 6-1