LONGMEADOW, Mass. - After blanking Nichols College yesterday in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships, the regionally-ranked MIT men's tennis team fell to Bowdoin College by a score of 5-1 on Saturday. Tech ended its season with a record of 14-6, going one round further in the Championships than it did last year. The Polar Bears improved to 12-9 and will advance to the third round, to be played tomorrow.
MIT's lone point came at No. 2 doubles, when senior Edwin Zhang (Falls Church, Va.) and freshman Kenny Gea (Irvine, Calif.) defeated Kyle Wolstencroft and Noah Bragg by a score of 8-2. At No. 1, sophomore Kevin Wang (Havertown, Pa.) and junior Eugene Oh (Alpharetta, Ga.) fell to Sam Kim and Luke Trinka, 8-5, and, at No. 3, sophomores Jeffrey Bu (Arcadia, Calif.) and Dennis Garcia (Corpus Christi, Texas) had an 8-4 loss to Chase Savage and Chris Lord.
Zhang won his first set against Bragg at No. 1 by a score of 6-4, but fell in the remaining two, 6-3, 6-3. At No. 4, Gea had a 6-1, 7-5 loss to Lord and, at No. 5, Wolstencroft defeated Bu by a score of 6-3, 6-2. The remaining three matches went unfinished.