- Score: No. 8 Wesleyan University 8, No. 21 MIT 1
- Records: Wesleyan University (6-1), MIT (7-1)
- Location: Middletown, Conn. (Bacon Field House)
- The Lead: The No. 21 ranked MIT men's tennis team was handed its first loss of the 2016-17 season this afternoon as the Engineers fell to No. 8 Wesleyan University by an 8-1 score at the Bacon Field House.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Freshman Victor Cheng (Santa Monica, Calif.) earned the lone point for MIT this afternoon at No. 4 singles. Cheng claimed a 6-3, 6-3 straight-sets win over Joachim Samson. Cheng picked up his sixth straight win of the campaign and is undefeated (6-0) in dual matches this spring.
- Cheng teamed up with sophomore Alex Cauneac (Severna Park, Md.) at No. 1 doubles as the duo played a tightly-contested match against Michael Liu and Jake Roberts, the No. 3 doubles team in the New England, but they ultimately fell by an 8-5 score.
- Sophomore Sean Ko (Danville, Calif.) played the closest singles match of the day against Tiago Eusebio at the No. 3 position, but Ko dropped the match by a 6-4, 6-4 score to leave the Cardinals out in front of the Engineers.
- Wesleyan took wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles as well as No. 1, No. 2, No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 singles to win the match between two nationally-ranked and regionally-ranked teams, 8-1.
- MIT (7-1) has a quick turnaround as the Engineers open New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play tomorrow afternoon at home against Babson College at 4:00 p.m. Coming into tomorrow's match, Babson is ranked No. 20 in the region, while MIT holds the No. 7 spot in New England.
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No. 21 Men's Tennis Handed First Loss Of Season At No. 8 Wesleyan, 8-1