No. 22 Men's Tennis Blanks Colby-Sawyer In First Outdoor Match Of The Year

Freshman Nate Newhouse
Freshman Nate Newhouse

THE BASICS:

- Score: No. 22 MIT 9, Colby-Sawyer College 0

- Records: No. 22 MIT (5-0); Colby-Sawyer College (2-4)

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (DuPont Tennis Courts)

- The Lead: Competing for the first time this spring outdoors, the No. 22 ranked MIT men's tennis team came away with a 9-0 victory over Colby-Sawyer College in non-conference action on Wednesday afternoon. The Engineers are now 5-0 all-time against the Chargers in the series, which dates back to 2009.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- The Engineers mixed up their doubles teams this afternoon as all three duos played together for the first time this season. Sophomore Sean Ko (Danville, Calif.) teamed up with freshman Victor Cheng (Santa Monica, Calif.) to earn an 8-6 win over Gustav Jigrup and Cass McCann at No. 1 doubles.

- The success continued down the ladder as sophomore Tyler Barr (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) and senior Avi Walden (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) won 8-3 at No. 2 doubles, while freshman Nate Newhouse (New York, N.Y.) and junior Omar Gonzalez (San Juan, Texas) claimed an 8-5 victory at No. 3 doubles as the Engineers led 3-0 heading into singles play.

- All six members of the MIT men's tennis team who played singles matches this afternoon won in straight sets. Sophomore Alex Cauneac (Severna Park, Md.) improved to 2-0 at No. 1 singles with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Alex Wright, while freshman Albert Go (Merritt Island, Fla.) moved up the ladder to win 6-1, 6-0 over McCann at No. 2 singles.

- Junior Bryan Lilley (Edmond, Okla.) and senior Kenny Gea (Irvine, Calif.) also registered wins in their respective singles matches today as Lilley won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3, while Gea took his match 6-3, 6-0 at No. 4.

- MIT sophomore Henry La Soya (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Walden rounded out the list of winners tonight for the Engineers. Both La Soya and Walden notched their first dual match wins of the spring in today's contest as La Soya won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 5 singles and Walden took his match at No. 6 by a 6-1, 6-1 final.

UP NEXT:

- MIT welcomes Division I foe, Bryant University, next Wednesday for an out of league matchup beginning at 4:00 p.m., while Colby-Sawyer heads south for its Spring Break trip as the Chargers will take on RPI on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. from the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.

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