No. 25 Men's Tennis Blanks Coast Guard

No. 25 Men's Tennis Blanks Coast Guard

THE BASICS:

- Score: No. 25 MIT 9, U.S. Coast Guard Academy 0

- Records: No. 25 MIT (6-5, 3-0 NEWMAC); U.S. Coast Guard Academy (5-4, 2-2 NEWMAC)

- Location: New London, Conn.

- The Lead: 
The No. 25 MIT men's tennis remained unbeaten in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play this afternoon as the Engineers traveled to Connecticut and shut out the U.S. Coast Guard Academy by a 9-0 score.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- In doubles play, junior Alex Cauneac (Severna Park, Md.) and sophomore Albert Go (Merritt Island, Fla.) topped Tom Hackett and Adam Bahney, 8-6, at No. 1. Cauneac and Go were followed by Michael Zhao (Princeton Junction, N.J.) and Sean Ko (Danville, Calif.) who won their match, 8-4, at No. 2 and Tyler Barr (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) and Victor Cheng (Santa Monica, Calif.) claimed the No. 3 spot, 8-2.

- In singles action, the Engineers won all six matches - five of which were decided in straight sets. Cauneac, Cheng and Zhao all won their respective matches by 6-1, 6-2 finals, while Ko won his match at No. 3 over Mike Melampy, 6-1, 6-4. At the bottom of the lineup, Henry La Soya (Los Angeles, Calif.) defeated Kyle Fager, 6-3, 6-3 at No. 5 and at No. 6 Omar Gonzalez (San Juan, Texas) edged Jack Phillips, 3-6, 7-5, 10-8. 

UP NEXT:

- MIT is off until Wednesday, April 14 when the Engineers continue NEWMAC play with a home match against Emerson College at 4:00 p.m.

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