No. 22 MIT Blanks Coast Guard, 9-0

No. 22 MIT Blanks Coast Guard, 9-0

THE BASICS:

- Score: No. 22 MIT 9, U.S. Coast Guard Academy 0

- Records: MIT (12-2, 4-0 NEWMAC); Coast Guard (5-5, 2-1 NEWMAC)

- Location: New London, Conn.

- The Lead: The nationally ranked No. 22 MIT men's tennis team registered a 9-0 victory at NEWMAC foe the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Saturday. This was the fourth time this season and second time during conference play that the Engineers swept all of the matches.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Sophomore Sean Ko (Danville, Calif.) and freshman Victor Cheng (Irvine, Calif.) gave MIT its first doubles point courtesy of an 8-3 win over Mike Melampy and John Hu in the No. 2 spot. The Engineers increased their advantage following an 8-2 victory by freshman Albert Go (Merritt Island, Fla.) and sophomore Henry La Soya (Los Angeles, Calif.) in the third slot. The doubles sweep was completed when sophomore Alex Cauneac (Severna Park, Md.) and junior Bryan Lilley (Edmond, Okla.) recorded a 7-4 tie break win en route to a 9-8 score in the No. 1 position.

- Senior Kenny Gea (Irvine, Calif.) dropped only one set in his 6-0, 6-1 decision against Arthur Wicke in the No. 5 singles spot. Ko kept things going with a 6-3, 6-0 win in the No. 3 position while Cauneac defeated Tom Hackett, 6-3, 6-2, at the top of the ladder. Cheng battled Hu for a 6-1, 7-5 win in the second slot as Go bested Melampy, 7-6, 6-2, in the fourth spot. La Soya captured the final point of the day after he defeated Ben Errington, 6-1, 6-4, in the No. 6 position.

UP NEXT:

- MIT kicks off a two-match non-conference home stand on Tuesday, April 18 when it hosts No. 34 Brandeis University at 4:00 p.m.

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