April 18, 2005

MIT Defeats Coast Guard, Falls To Williams

April 18, 2005

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT men's tennis team defeated the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 6-1, on Saturday, but fell to Williams College, 4-3, on Sunday.

Against Coast Guard, the Engineers (5-3, 4-0 NEWMAC) swept the doubles matches. Evan Tindell and Thomas Dohlman posted an 8-6 victory. Jonathan Farm and Kevin Durand, playing in the No. 2 position for the first time, recorded an 8-3 decision. Eric Beren and Mark Egan lost only one game in their 8-1 win.

Dohlman lost his No. 1 singles match, by a score of 6-3, 6-1. Beren won, 6-3, 6-0, while Egan notched a 3-6, 6-4 (10-7) come-from-behind victory. Eric Makhni, Durand, and Shyam Raghavan dropped a total of five games in their wins at the bottom half of the ladder.

On Sunday, the Engineers took two of the three doubles matches against Williams. Dohlman and Tindell won, 8-5, while Beren and Krishna Pokala fell, 8-1, in the No. 2 slot. Durand and Farm picked up an 8-3 victory to give MIT the edge heading into singles play.

Tindell and Beren recorded the only wins for Tech. Tindell earned a 6-4, 6-1 victory at No. 1 while Beren posted a score of 6-2, 6-1 at the No. 3 position. Dohlman put up a valiant effort in his loss in the No. 2 spot. He lost the first set, 6-4, but came back to take the second set, 6-3. In the final set, he trailed, 4-0, but managed to win three games before eventually falling, 6-3.