CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - On a blue-skied, winter afternoon on the MIT campus, the men's tennis team blanked Baruch College, 8-0. The Engineers, who are still undefeated, are now 8-0 for the season, while the Bearcats dipped to 0-2.
To start off doubles, juniors Edwin Zhang (Falls Church, Va.) and Curtis Wu (Yorba Linda, Calif.) won a well-fought match against Danil Ovechkin and Guy Goren, 9-7, in the No. 1 position. In the second spot, seniors Larry Pang (Torrance, Calif.) and Matthew Skalak (Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.) won against Artem Gorbachevskiy and Philip Bleustein, 8-2, and at No. 3, sophomore Eugene Oh (Alparetta, Ga.) and freshman Kevin Wang (Havertown, Pa.) easily defeated David Garzon and Joe Laskowski, 8-0.
In his first match in the top spot, Wang walked away with a win against Ovechkin, 6-1, 6-1. Skalak won against Goren, 6-0, 2-1 at No. 2 and freshman Dennis A Garcia (Corpus Christi, Texas), in his first match of the season, defeated Gorbachevskiy, 6-2, 6-1 in the third spot. Sophomore Jeffrey Sperling (Los Angeles, Calif.) made his season debut at No. 4, winning his two sets against Bleustein, 6-3, 6-2. Also playing his first match of the season at No. 5 was fellow freshman Justin Cheung (Sydney, Australia), who won against Garzon, 6-1.
MIT does not play another match until Thursday, March 21, when it faces Salem State University at home at 4:00 p.m.