April 8, 2007

MIT Blanks Babson, Falls to Bowdoin

April 8, 2007

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - In a pair of weekend matches, nationally-ranked No. 22 MIT fell to No. 16 Bowdoin College, 5-3, on Friday and then defeated NEWMAC foe Babson College, 9-0, the next day. The split moved the Engineers' ledger to 8-5 on the year and 2-0 in conference play.

Against Bowdoin, Thomas Dohlman and Eric Beren collaborated for an 8-2 win in the top doubles spot while Mark Egan and Peden Nichols outlasted their No. 2 foe, 9-8 (5). The Polar Bears picked up the final doubles point following an 8-4 loss by Melvin Makhni and David Iba. Beren registered the lone singles victory for the Engineers as he defeated his No. 2 opponent, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-2.

In Saturday's sweep of Babson, the doubles tandems of Dohlman and Beren and Iba and Makhni recorded a pair of 8-3 wins. Egan and Nichols wrapped up doubles play with a hard-fought 9-8 (5) victory.

Egan led off the singles portion of the match with a 6-2, 6-1 win in the No. 3 spot while Beren and Makhni each posted victories of 6-1, 6-3. Michael Price registered a 6-3, 6-1 decision in the No. 6 slot. Following a 7-5 win in his No. 1 singles match, Dohlman shutout his opponent in the second set. Nichols closed the day with a 7-5, 6-2 victory for the Engineers.

No. 16 Bowdoin College vs. No. 22 MIT
Final Team Score: Bowdoin 5, MIT 3

Doubles
1. Thomas Dohlman/Eric Beren (M) def. Anderson/White (BO), 8-2
2. Mark Egan/Peden Nichols (M) def. McDonald/Fried (BO), 9-8 (5)
3. Gates/Drake (BO) def. Melvin Makhni/David Iba (M), 8-4

Singles
1. Gates (BO) def. Thomas Dohlman (M), 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
2. Eric Beren (M) def. Cauchron (BO), 6-4, 6-7 (6) , 6-2
3. White (BO) def. Mark Egan (M), 6-1, 6-3
4. Davis (BO) def. Peden Nichols (M), 7-5, 6-1
5. Anderson (BO) def. Ryan Castonia (M), 6-1, 6-0
6. Manuel Rivera (M) vs. Drake (BO), DNF

No. 22 MIT vs. Babson College
Final Team Score: MIT 9, Babson 0

Doubles
1. Thomas Dohlman/Eric Beren (M) def. Ben Edick/Alex Kamergorodsky (BA), 8-3
2. Mark Egan/Peden Nichols (M) def. Jason Lynn/Kyle Natichioni (BA), 9-8 (4)
3. David Iba/Melvin Makhni (M) def. Mike Perkins/Doug Tough (BA), 8-3

Singles
1. Thomas Dohlman (M) def. Alex Kamergorodsky (BA), 7-5, 6-0
2. Eric Beren (M) def. Ben Edick (BA), 6-1, 6-3
3. Mark Egan (M) def. Jason Lynn (BA), 6-2, 6-1
4. Peden Nichols (M) def. Ken Lin (BA), 7-5, 6-2
5. Melvin Makhni (M) def. Kyle Natichioni (BA), 6-1, 6-3
6. Michael Price (M) def. Doug Tough (BA), 6-3, 6-1