No. 11 Bowdoin Defeats MIT, 8-1

April 17, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Nationally-ranked No. 11 Bowdoin College snapped MIT’s seven-match winning streak following an 8-1 decision on Friday. The Polar Bears improved to 10-3 on the year while the Engineers’ ledger dipped to 11-2 overall.

Samuel Harmatz registered the Cardinal and Gray’s lone point of the day with a 6-4, 6-3, victory over Alex White in the No. 4 singles slot. Ken Van Tilburg forced a third set, but Oscar Pena outlasted him in the decisive frame en route to a 6-3, 4-6, 11-9 win. Brian Wee and David Iba fell by scores of 6-2, 7-5, and 6-1, 7-5, respectively. Kevin Pang and Peden Nichols battled formidable foes but their bids to pick up a win fell short.

In doubles action, Pena and Jamie Neely defeated Pang and Iba, 8-3. Alex Caughron and Stephen Sullivan collaborated for an 8-2 win over Van Tilburg and Wee as Nichols and Harmatz lost, 8-0.

No. 11 Bowdoin College vs. MIT
Final Team Score: Bowdoin 8, MIT 1

Doubles
1. Oscar Pena/Jamie Neely (B) def. Kevin Pang/David Iba (M), 8-3
2. Alex Caughron/Stephen Sullivan (B) def. Ken Van Tilburg/Brian Wee (M), 8-2
3. Alex White/Tyler Anderson (B) def. Peden Nichols/Samuel Harmatz (M), 8-0

Singles
1. Stephen Sullivan (B) def. Kevin Pang (M), 6-0, 6-0
2. Oscar Pena (B) def. Ken Van Tilburg (M), 6-3, 4-6, 11-9
3. Alex Caughron (B) def. Brian Wee (M), 6-2, 7-5
4. Samuel Harmatz (M) def. Alex White (B), 6-4, 6-3
5. Josh Cranin (B) def. Peden Nichols (M), 6-0, 6-0
6. Jamie Neely (B) def. David Iba (M), 6-1, 7-5