Engineers Hand Salem State a 9-0 Loss

Junior Jeffrey Sperling
Junior Jeffrey Sperling

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT's men's tennis blanked Salem State University on Thursday afternoon. This is the fourth opponent this season that the Engineers have defeated by a score of 9-0. Tech improved to 8-4, while the Vikings dipped to 0-6.

All three of Tech's doubles teams had large victories over their opponents. At No. 1, sophomore Kevin Wang (Havertown, Pa.) and senior Curtis Wu (Yorba Linda, Calif.) won over Sean Rose and Jake McKinnon, 8-1. A new pairing of senior Edwin Zhang (Falls Church, Va.) and freshman Moseley Andrews (Ross, Calif.) defeated Conner Erickson and David Dluznieski by a score of 8-0 at No. 2 and, sophomore Alex Jaffe (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and freshman Kristopher Bronner (Brookline, Mass.) won against Kevin Lam and Luke Hodgkins, 8-1, at No. 3.

In singles action, none of the Engineers allowed the Vikings to get more than two points on the board during each set. Playing at No. 1 for the first time this season, junior Eugene Oh (Alpharetta, Ga.) had a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Erickson. Sophomore Jeffrey Bu (Arcadia, Calif.) blanked Rose at No. 2, going 6-0, 6-0. Junior Jeffrey Sperling (Los Angeles, Calif.) and sophomore Justin Cheung (Sydney, Australia) each handed their opponents a 6-2, 6-0 loss, playing in the fourth and fifth spots.

MIT's last home match of the 2014 season will be on Saturday, April 12, when the Engineers host New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) rival Clark University at 1:00 p.m.