Men’s Tennis Unable to Get By Brandeis

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Brandeis Judges used five victories in singles competition to overcome a 2-1 deficit and beat MIT's men's tennis team on Thursday afternoon. Brandeis beat the Engineers 6-3 at DuPont tennis courts in non-conference action.

MIT leaped out to a lead, taking two out of three doubles points. Edwin Zhang and Matthew Skalak won 8-5 at second doubles and Brian Oldfield and Andrew Cooper matched their score at third. The last doubles match to finish went to Brandeis, as Simon Miller and Nick White beat Curtis Wu and Larry Pang 8-6.

Miller was the only singles player to go down for Brandeis, as he lost at first singles to Zhang 6-4, 6-1. White got the better of Pang again at second singles by a 7-5, 6-0 score. The other four singles matches all went three sets. Dave Yovanoff defeated Oldfield 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 at the third singles spot, while Ezra Bernstein added a victory over Skalak. Josh Jordan defeated Andrew Cooper 6-7, 7-5, 7-5 and Steven Nieman took care of Vlad Firiou, who came on to play sixth singles but fell 10-0 in a super tiebreaker.

MIT (7-3, 2-0 NEWMAC) continues their streak of four games in four days when they host Bowdoin on Friday at 3:30 PM. Brandeis improves to 9-5 and will play at Trinity on Sunday at 1:00.