MIT Defeats Babson, 6-1

April 11, 2005

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -  MIT improved to 3-2 on the year and 2-0 in NEWMAC competition after a 6-1 victory over Babson College on Saturday. The No. 3 doubles tandem of Mark Egan and Jonathan Farm dominated their counterparts, earning an 8-0 victory.

The No. 1 and No. 2 doubles matches were closely played for the first half until MIT rallied to take the final four games in each match. Evan Tindell and Thomas Dohlman along with Eric Beren and Krishna Pokala helped the Engineers complete the doubles sweep.

Tindell led off singles play with a 6-1, 6-2 victory. In the next spot, Dohlman dropped a tough match, falling 6-2, 6-4. Both Beren and Egan came through in crucial tie-breaks for wins at No. 3 and No. 4. Beren posted a final score of 6-1, 7-6 (3) while Egan finished 7-6 (3), 6-2. Kevin Durand lost only one game in the No. 5 slot as Eric Makhni recorded a 6-3, 6-4 victory.