MIT Men's Tennis Defeats Wheaton in NEWMAC Play

Junior Jeffrey Sperling

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - At its second of six consecutive home matches, the No. 28 MIT men's tennis team won against New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe Wheaton College by a score of 8-1 on Wednesday afternoon. Tech is 6-3 on the season and is undefeated in conference action with its record of 2-0, while the Lyons are also 6-3 and 1-1 in NEWMAC play.

Wheaton picked up its one point at No. 3 doubles, when David Gassen and Lawrence Chan had an 8-4 victory over sophomores Jeffrey Bu (Arcadia, Calif.) and Dennis Garcia (Corpus Christi, Texas). Meanwhile, at No. 1, senior Curtis Wu (Yorba Linda, Calif.) and sophomore Kevin Wang (Havertown, Pa.) won against Jonah Feit and Dan Sharon, 8-6, and senior Edwin Zhang (Falls Church, Va.) and junior Eugene Oh (Alpharetta, Ga.) defeated Will White and Ned Terrace,8-4.

At No. 1 singles, Zhang had a 6-4, 6-0 win over Feit while, at No. 4, Bu had an easy 6-1, 6-1 victory over Gassen and, at No. 2, Oh won against Sharon, 6-2, 6-3. At No. 3, Wu had a tougher time, narrowly winning the first set, 7-4 (4-0), before taking the second set, 6-2. Junior Jeffrey Sperling (Los Angeles, Calif.) had two close sets against Shrever Archer in the fifth spot, winning by a score of 6-4, 7-5 and, at No. 6, freshman Moseley Andrews (Ross, Calif.) dropped his first set to Sam Jackson, 1-6, before winning the final two, 6-2, 11-9.

Next up for the Engineers will be a match against another NEWMAC rival, Coast Guard, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 5.