Men's Tennis Edged by Bryant in Season Opener

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THE BASICS:

Score: Bryant University 4, MIT 3

Records: MIT (0-1); Bryant University (3-4)

Location: Cambridge, Mass. (J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble)

The Lead: In its season opener on Wednesday afternoon, the MIT men's tennis team was edged by Division I Bryant University by a 4-3 final score.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Playing with Division I rules there was only one doubles point to be had this afternoon, but MIT came out strong with a sweep in all three matches. Seniors Alex Cauneac (Severna Park, Md.) and Tyler Barr (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) defeated Trent Massam and Andrew Quiros, 6-2, at No. 1, while junior Albert Go (Merritt Island, Fla.) and sophomore Michael Zhao (Princeton Junction, N.J.) topped Andrew Pregel and Alexander Schou, 6-3, at No. 2.  

- Senior Sean Ko (Danville, Calif.) and sophomore Pablo Ampudia (San Antonio, Texas) rounded out the doubles sweep with a 6-3 win at No. 3 over Andrew Corrado and Philip Belmatch.

- No. 1 and No. 2 singles was where MIT found its success as Barr defeated Schou, 7-6, 6-0 and Cauneac topped Massam in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3.

- Bryant edged MIT in the final four singles matches to claim the match by the 4-3 final. Ko took the first set of his match at No. 3, but Pregel came from behind to win 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 for the Bulldogs first point. At No. 4, Go and Andrew Forchetti traded sets before Forchetti won the third 6-2. 

- MIT sophomore Charles Deng (Temple City, Calif.) was defeated by Belmatch, 6-1 7-6 (5-3) at No. 5 and senior Henry La Soya (Los Angeles, Calif.) fell to Corrado, 2-6, 6-3, 10-6.

UP NEXT:

- MIT will host Division II Bentley University next Wednesday, February 20 at 4:00 pm.

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