MIT Men’s Tennis Captures 13th Straight NEWMAC Title
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT Engineers continued their perfect New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament record and captured their 13th straight NEWMAC postseason title on Sunday afternoon. The top seeded Engineers beat #3 Coast Guard Academy 5-0 in a match that was played to decision at DuPont Tennis Courts.
MIT sophomore Larry Pang was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Tournament. Pang paired with Curtis Wu to win at second doubles and collected the clinching point, a 6-3, 6-4 win over Chris Hoffman at fourth singles.
Edwin Zhang also had a strong championship match for MIT, winning in easy fashion 6-3, 6-0 at first singles and pairing with Andrew Cooper at third doubles. The pair was down 4-1 to Josh Fischer and Austin Dean but fought back and emerged with an 8-5 victory.
Matthew Skalak and Ken Van Tilburg also won at doubles, beating Greg Mitchell and Nick Martin 8-4 at the first spot. Skalak and Van Tilburg were each leading their contests in singles when the match was finished, as was Wu at fifth singles and Brian Oldfield, who was close to beating Austin Dean (6-1, 5-2) at third singles.
The Engineers finish their year with a 13-4 record and a perfect 5-0 conference mark. They will wait to hear if they are selected to participate in the NCAA team Championships in two weeks.
After upsetting Wheaton in their semifinal match to reach their first NEWMAC championship match in school history, Coast Guard Academy finishes their season with a 10-10 record.