AMHERST, Mass. - At its final match of the fall season, the MIT men's tennis team fell to Amherst College on the road on Saturday afternoon by a score of 9-0. The Engineers are now 1-1 for the season while the Lord Jeffs, who were playing their first dual match of the season, are 1-0.
At No.1 doubles, seniors Curtis Wu (Yorba Linda, Calif.) and Edwin Zhang (Falls Church, Va.) fell to Joey Fritz and Justin Reindel, 8-1, and junior Eugene Oh (Alpharatte, Ga.) and sophomore Kevin Wang (Havertown, Pa.) dropped an 8-3 decision to Aaron Revzin at No.2. Sophomore Jeffrey Bu (Arcadia, Calif.) and freshman Kenny Gea (Irvine, Calif.) dropped their match to Andrew Yaraghi and Anton Zykov at No.3 by a score of 8-4.
Zhang won his first set against Fritz at No.1 by a score of 6-4, but dropped the final two, 6-2, 10-3. Wang narrowly fell to Yaraghi by a score of 6-4, 6-4 at No.2, while Gea dropped his match to Zykov by a score of 6-3, 6-2 in the No.3 spot.
Wu was able to score a handful of points but ultimately fell to Justin Hendrix, 6-1, 6-2 at No.4, while sophomore Dennis Garcia (Corpus Christi, Texas) fell to Myles Tang, 6-0, 6-3 at No.5. Bu closed out singles at No.6, falling in the first set, 6-4, winning the second by a score of 6-4 and dropping the third set, 10-8.
The Engineers will return to action in February of 2014 for the start of the spring season.