- Score: No. 21 MIT 9, Wheaton College 0
- Records: No. 21 MIT (11-1, 3-0 NEWMAC); Wheaton College (2-10, 0-2 NEWMAC)
- Location: Norton, Mass. (Clark Tennis Courts)
- The Lead: The No. 21 nationally-ranked MIT men's tennis team rolled past Wheaton College, 9-0, on Wednesday afternoon as the Engineers extended their win streak to four and improved to 3-0 in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play. MIT is now a perfect 25-0 against Wheaton in the all-time series, which dates back to 1998.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Engineers swept doubles play very easily as sophomore Alex Cauneac (Severna Park, Md.) teamed up with junior Bryan Lilley (Edmond, Okla.) for an 8-1 win at No. 1 doubles. Sophomore Tyler Barr (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) and freshman Victor Cheng (Santa Monica, Calif.) won 8-2 at No. 2 doubles, while sophomore Henry La Soya (Los Angeles, Calif.) and senior Kenny Gea (Irvine, Calif.) claimed a duplicate 8-2 victory at No. 3 doubles.
- With the score at 3-0 in favor of MIT, La Soya and Cheng won their singles matches nearly simultaneously to seal the match for the Engineers. La Soya bested Zach Strempel 6-0, 6-1 at No. 5 singles, while Cheng defeated Alden Zeff by the same score (6-0, 6-1) at No. 3 singles. All four of the remaining singles matches were won by the Engineers in straight sets as Barr won 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Cauneac won 6-1, 6-4 at No. 2 singles, Gea won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 4 singles and junior Omar Gonzalez (San Juan, Texas) won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 6 singles.
- Cheng improved to a perfect 8-0 this spring in singles play (2-0 NEWMAC) as he is now 5-0 at the No. 3 position and 3-0 at No. 4. Gonzalez, who played his second singles contest this season, is also 2-0 as he claimed a 6-0, 6-4 win against Springfield on Saturday.
- MIT (11-1, 3-0 NEWMAC) returns to action on Friday, April 14th as the Engineers host No. 14 Amherst College at 4:00 p.m., while Wheaton heads to Springfield College on Saturday, April 15 for a NEWMAC contest beginning at 1:00 p.m.
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No. 21 Men's Tennis Rolls Past Wheaton; Extends Win Streak To Four