Ko Named NEWMAC Men’s Tennis Singles Player of the Week

Sophomore Sean Ko
Sophomore Sean Ko

BOSTON, Mass. (April 24) – Sophomore Sean Ko (Danville, Calif.) of the No. 22 ranked MIT men's tennis team has been named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Singles Player of the Week after going 3-0 against three challenging opponents this week.

Ko went 3-0 this week at No. 4 singles for the Engineers, which featured wins against nationally-ranked No. 4 Bowdoin College and No. 34 Brandeis University. Ko was the only Engineer to win a singles match against Bowdoin as he bested Jerry Jiang 6-3, 6-4. Earlier in the week, he aided MIT to a 7-2 win over RPI as he won 6-2, 6-2 over Winston Yu and was one of two MIT student-athletes to win in singles against No. 34 Brandeis as he won 6-2, 6-3 against Tyler Ng.

For Ko it is his second NEWMAC honor of the spring as he earned NEWMAC Doubles Team of the Week accolades back on February 27, 2017 along with freshman Victor Cheng (Santa Monica, Calif.). It is also the third time in his career that he has been named NEWMAC Singles Player of the Week as he earned the honor twice a year ago as a freshman.

No. 22 MIT (13-4, 4-0 NEWMAC) returns to the courts this afternoon as the Engineers compete at Clark University in a NEWMAC contest beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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