MIT Blanks Third Consecutive Opponent

Junior Jeffrey Sperling
Junior Jeffrey Sperling

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - At its last of three consecutive home matches, the MIT men's tennis team defeated Colby-Sawyer College by a score of 9-0. Tech, which was ranked 27th in the country in the first Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings to be released this season, now has a record of 4-1. Since returning for the spring season at the end of February, the Engineers have blanked each of their three opponents, walking away from each match with a score of 9-0.

MIT got off to a fast start with a sweep of the doubles matches. At No. 1, seniors Edwin Zhang (Falls Church, Va.) and Curtis Wu (Yorba Linda, Calif.) defeated Nathan Taschereau and Myles Utell, 8-6. The pair are now 4-1 in the top spot. Junior Eugene Oh (Alpharetta, Ga.) and sophomore Kevin Wang (Havertown, Pa.) were victorious at No. 2, while freshman Moseley Andrews (Ross, Calif.) paired up with sophomore Justin Cheung (Sydney, Australia) for the first time to take an 8-0 win over Sergio Spassof and Dean Boodakian.

Zhang won against Taschereau at No. 1 by a score of 6-1, 6-2, while Wang defeated Utell at No. 2, 6-1, 6-3. Garcia picked up a point at No. 3 when he scored a 6-0, 6-1 over McCann and Oh won in the No. 4 contest with a 6-1, 6-0 decision over Spassof. At No. 5, Wu defeated Boodakian by a score of 6-1, 6-1 and junior Jeffrey Sperling (Los Angeles, Calif.) put the final point on the board when he was victorious at No. 6, winning his match against Sawyer, 6-0, 6-2.

Tech will be on the road for the first time this season, traveling to Maine to face Bates College at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 14.