April 25, 2009

Men's Tennis Claims 11th Consecutive NEWMAC Crown

April 25, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - For the second year in a row, top-seeded MIT defeated No. 2 Babson College, 5-1, to capture its 11th straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's Tennis Championship on Saturday. In semifinal action, the Engineers (16-2) defeated No. 4 U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 5-1, while the Beavers topped No. 3 and host Wheaton College, 5-1.

Championship Match: MIT 5, Babson 1

Doubles
1. Alex Kamergorodsky/Brian Lafayette (BAB) def. Kevin Pang/Ken Van Tilburg (MIT), 8-4
2. Brian Wee/David Iba (MIT) def. Justin Albert/Moises Numa (BAB), 9-8
3. Samuel Harmatz/Peden Nichols (MIT) def. Ken Lin/Taylor Dutton (BAB), 8-2

Singles
1. Kevin Pang (MIT) def. Alex Kamergorodsky (BAB), 6-3, 6-4
2. Ken Van Tilburg (MIT) vs. Justin Albert (BAB), 4-6, 6-5 (Halted)
3. Brian Wee (MIT) vs. Ken Lin (BAB) 6-4, 1-6, 4-0 (Halted)
4. Samuel Harmatz (MIT) def. Austin Conti (BAB) 6-2, 6-0
5. Peden Nichols (MIT) vs. Brian Lafayette (BAB) 1-6, 6-4, 3-0 (Halted)
6. Jonathan Farm (MIT) def. Moises Numa (BAB) 6-2, 6-4

Semifinal Match: MIT 5, Coast Guard 1

Doubles
1. Greg Mitchell/Chris Pappe (CGA) def. Kevin Pang/Ken Van Tilburg (MIT), 8-3
2. Brian Wee/David Iba (MIT) def. Nick Martin/Wesley Figaro (CGA), 8-1
3. Samuel Harmatz/Peden Nichols (MIT) def. James Vuckovic/Tim Ozimek (CGA), 8-6

Singles
1. Kevin Pang (MIT) vs. Greg Mitchell (CGA), 6-4, 5-6 (Halted)
2. Ken Van Tilburg (MIT) vs. Nick Martin (CGA), 4-6, 5-5 (Halted)
3. Brian Wee (MIT) def. Chris Pappe (CGA), 6-4, 6-4
4. Samuel Harmatz (MIT) def. James Vuckovic (CGA), 6-0, 6-0
5. Peden Nichols (MIT) vs. Wesley Figaro (CGA), 6-7, 3-1 (Halted)
6. Jonathan Farm (MIT) def. Tim Ozimek (CGA), 6-2, 6-3