Williams College Beats Talented MIT Tennis Squad

CAMBRIDGE, MA-- Williams College began the day on a strong note, winning two of the three Doubles matches in Saturday's match against MIT en route to a 7-2 match victory.

Matt Michelli and Bryan Chow competed at No. 1, beating Ken Van Tilberg and Matthew Skalak 8-6. Larry Pang and Curtis Wu were able to grab a point at second doubles with an 8-6 victory, but Will Petrie and Zach Weiss regained momentum for the Ephs, defeating Kevin Pang and Edwin Zhang 8-5. Williams was up 2-1 at the close of Doubles play. 

Williams head Coach Dan Greenberg said "Doubles was key to winning the match. MIT has three talented doubles teams, so to come out 2-1 after doubles was key."

Williams swept the first three singles matches, making the score 5-1 in the Ephs' favor, including Felix Sun's 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 1 Singles over Van Tilberg. Greenberg said "Felix stayed true to form, played very well, and set the tone for singles."

The Engineers' second point came during the No. 4 Singles match, when Edwing Zhang defeated sophomore Zach Weiss. Weiss had to retire from the match due to injury. The final two matches were also Williams victories, with Brian Oldfield and Curtis Wu both falling in straight sets.

Complete Results:

Doubles:

1. Michelli/Chow (W) def. Van Tilberg/Skalak (M) 8-6

2. Pang/Wu (M) def. Sun/Meyer (W) 9-7

3. Petrie/Weiss (W) def. K. Pang/Zhang (M) 8-5

Singles:

1. Sun (W) def. Van Tilberg (M) 6-0, 6-0

2. Michelli (W) def. K. Pang (M) 6-0 6-4

3. Chow (W) def. L. Pang (M) 6-3, 6-1

4. Zhang (M) def. Weiss (W) 6-3, 4-1 (retired, injury)

5. Meyer (W) def. Oldfield (M) 6-3, 6-2

6. Petrie (W) def. Wu (M) 6-4 6-0

 

Parts of Story Courtesy of Williams Sports Information