Men's Tennis Opens Season at ITA Regional
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Last weekend, MIT was represented by two athletes at this year's Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) New England Regional Men's Championship. The freshman pair of Tylor Hamamsy and Matthew Skalak opened their college careers with a combined 3-4 record in singles and doubles competition.
In the singles bracket, Hamamsy incurred a first-round loss to Daniel Kim of Amherst [6-3, 7-5] while Skalak lost to Kim's teammate Wes Waterman [6-2, 6-1]. In the consolation bracket, Skalak was knocked out by Dan Freeman of Colby [7-6(5), 5-7, 10-8] while Hamamsy picked up wins over Uong of Wesleyan [6-3, 6-1] and Adam Davis of Bowdoin [6-4, 6-2].
On the doubles side, Hamamsy and Skalak faced off against #3 seeded Spencer Feldman and Anson McCook from Trinity and fell to the eventual finalists [8-4]. In their consolation match, Skalak found revenge against Waterman and his partner Mark Kahan as the Engineers downed the Lord Jeffs [8-5].
On Sunday, Middlebury captured both championships as Andy Peters won over teammate Andrew Thompson to win the singles crown while Thompson and Andrew Lee won the doubles title over Feldman and McCook. Both consolation brackets were eventually terminated due to inclement weather.
MIT's men's team starts their regular season on the road with a non-conference match against the Jumbos of Tufts on Saturday, October 3, at 4 p.m.