Williams Tops MIT, 5-2

April 19, 2006

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Williams College, ranked No. 2 in the northeast, defeated No. 5 regionally-ranked MIT, 5-2, in non-conference men's tennis action on Monday. The loss ended the Engineers' six-match winning streak and brings their record to 9-2 on the year.

Evan Tindell and Thomas Dohlman posted Tech's lone doubles win, with an 8-5 decision in the top spot. Mark Egan and Eric Beren came back from a 7-2 deficit, tying the match at seven, but lost the next two games for a 9-7 final score. Melvin Makhni and Peden Nichols were defeated, 8-0, in the No. 3 position.

Tindell and Beren took their singles matches in straight sets with scores of 6-4, 6-4 and 6-3, 6-0. Dohlman lost a hard-fought battle in the No. 2 slot, 2-6, 7-5 (10-3), as Egan fell, 6-1, 6-1. Nichols was defeated, 6-0, 6-2, in the No. 5 position and Makhni lost, 6-2, 6-1, in the No. 6 slot.

MIT vs. Williams College
Final Team Score: Williams 5, MIT 2

Doubles
1. Evan Tindell/Thomas Dohlman (M) def. MacKenzie/Simonette (W), 8-5
2. Kivitz/Thacer (W) def. Mark Egan/Eric Beren (M), 9-7
3. Grenberg/Monir (W) def. Melvin Makhni/Peden Nichols (M), 8-0

Singles
1. Evan Tindell (M) def. Grenberg (W), 6-4, 6-4
2. MacKenzie (W) def. Thomas Dohlman (M), 2-6, 7-5 (10-3)
3. Eric Beren (M) def. Kivitz (W), 6-3, 6-0
4. Simonette (W) def. Mark Egan (M), 6-1, 6-1
5. Halgy (W) def. Peden Nichols (M), 6-0, 6-2
6. Monir (W) def. Makhni (M), 6-2, 6-1