CAMBRIDGE, Mass – On Wednesday, MIT’s men’s tennis picked up an impressive 7-2 victory over the Falcons of Bentley University on the duPont Tennis Courts. The non-conference win puts MIT at 2-0 for the season, while Bentley slides to 2-2.
In doubles action, MIT’s six freshmen showed composure and confidence, sweeping all three matches. Matthew Skalak and Tymor Hamamsay picked up a comfortable 8-4 win in #1 doubles while Samuel Harmantz and Andrew Cooper won by the same score in the #3 position. Bentley’s Jigar Gada and Victor Suski put up a fight in the #2 match, but Engineers Brian Oldfield and Larry Pang pulled out the win, 9-7.
In singles action, Harmantz and Cooper won easily to secure the overall win for MIT. In the #1 position, Falcon Lorenzo Cava Guerra redeemed his doubles loss with a 6-1, 6-0 rout of MIT’s Kevin Pang. Bentley’s other win came in the #5 position as Lucas Wever found success against Skalak 7-6, 6-2. MIT’s L. Pang and Oldfield held strong to pick up the Engineers final points of the match.
Bentley moves on to host Northeast Ten rival Le Moyne in its next match this Saturday, October 10, at 10 a.m. The Engineers have finished their short fall schedule and resume competition on February 24 when they host Emerson College.
1. Matthew Skalak/Tymor Hamamsy (MIT) def. Lorenzo Cava Guerra/Alec Spycher (B) 8-4
2. Brian Oldfield/Larry Pang (MIT) def. Jigar Guda/Victor Suski (B) 9-7
3. Samuel Harmatz/Andrew Cooper (MIT) def. Lucas Wever/Rodrigo Ribiero (B) 8-4
1. Lorenzo Cava Guerra (B) def. Kevin Pang (MIT) 6-1, 6-0
2. Larry Pang (MIT) def. Jigar Gada (B) 7-5, 7-6
3. Samuel Harmatz (MIT) def. Alec Spycher (B) 6-2, 6-2
4. Brian Oldfield (MIT) def. Victor Suski (B) 6-4, 6-3
5. Lucas Wever (B) def. Matthew Skalak (MIT) 7-6, 6-2
6. Andrew Cooper (MIT) def. Matthew Chase (B) 6-2, 6-1
MIT 7, Bentley 2