CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – At its first match since October, the MIT men's tennis team defeated Bentley University by a score of 9-0. Tech is now 2-1 on the season, after winning against RPI and falling to Amherst College at the conclusion of the fall season. Just yesterday, the Engineers were picked to repeat as New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) champions.
Seniors Edwin Zhang (Falls Church, Va.) and Curtis Wu (Yorba Linda, Calif.) started the match off with an 8-3 victory over Kamil Pilch at Alex DeMuth at No. 1. At No. 2, sophomore Kevin Wang (Havertown, Pa.) and junior Eugene Oh (Alpharetta, Ga.) had an 8-0 win against Jimmy Rindo and Sam Frye and, at No. 3, sophomore Jeffrey Bu (Arcadia, Calif.) and freshman Kenny Gea (Irvine, Calif.) defeated Andrew Waddington and Chase Rosa, 8-6.
In singles action, Zhang had a 6-4, 6-2 win over Jimmy Rindo in the top position, while Wang won against Waddington at No. 2, 6-3, 6-1. At No. 3, Oh had a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Pilch and Gea won against Frye at No. 4, 6-2, 6-2. Wu defeated Rosa at No. 5, but not without having to put up a fight first. He won the first set, 6-2, fell in the second, 4-6, and ended the match by winning the third set easily, 10-5. At No. 6, Bu won against Evan Chomka, 6-2, 6-3.
Next up for the Cardinal and Gray will be a match against UMass Boston on Friday, Feb. 28 at 4:00 p.m.