- Score: No. 5 Bowdoin College 6, MIT 3
- Records: MIT (4-4); No. 5 Bowdoin College (9-1)
- Location: Brunswick, Maine (Maine Pines)
- The Lead: The MIT men's tennis team fell to No. 5 Bowdoin College by a 6-3 final on Friday afternoon in Maine.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Bowdoin took a 3-0 lead after doubles as Grant Urkenand Jerry Jiang topped Tyler Barr (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) and Alex Cauneac (Severna Park, Md.), 8-4, at No. 1, Larry Zhao and Justin Wang defeated Albert Go (Merritt Island, Fla.) and Michael Zhao (Princeton Junction, N.J.), 8-5, at No. 2 and Oscar Yang and Justin Patel bested Sean Ko (Danville, Calif.) and Pablo Ampudia (San Antonio, Texas), 8-3, at No. 3.
- MIT attempted to comeback in singles play and took three of six matches but it wasn't enough as the nationally-ranked Polar Bears won the match, 6-3.
- Ko, Go and Zhao were the winners for the Engineers in singles play this afternoon as they won their respective matches in straight sets. Ko topped Yang, 7-6, 6-4 at No. 3, Go defeated Wang, 6-3, 6-2 at No. 4 and Zhao bested Patel, 6-4, 7-6 at No. 5.
- MIT has a quick turnaround as the Engineers will travel to Clark University for a NEWMAC match tomorrow morning at 10:30 am.
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