Feb. 22, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT kicked off its 2005 campaign at the Harvard University Open this past weekend. Evan Tindell led the way by finishing as a runner-up in the singles draw.
Colin Klick fell to Noah Gardner, 6-3, 6-2, in his first match of the day. Melvin Makhni defeated Steven Ly, 6-0, 6-1, before falling to No. 8 seed Roy Kalmanovich in the second round by the same score. Thomas Dohlman was also defeated by Kalmanovich, falling 6-4, 6-1. Eric Makhni posted a 6-0, 6-1 win over Roland Oganyan but lost to No. 6 Greg Maloomian, 6-4, 6-4. Mark Egan was another of Maloomian's victims, losing his opening round match by scores of 6-3, 7-6(3).
Tindell, seeded second, did not drop a game to Jeff Kramer, winning 6-0, 6-0. In the following round, he defeated Laurence Hammel, 6-1, 6-1. Tindell kept Maloomian from picking up his third victory over MIT by posting a 6-0, 6-1 victory. He did the same against Kalmanovich, recording a 6-4, 7-6(4) win in the semifinals. Tindell's winning streak was stopped by Dan Nguyen in the finals, falling 6-1, 6-3.