MIT Claims 10th Consecutive NEWMAC Crown

April 26, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Top-seeded MIT won its 10th straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's Tennis Championship Tournament after defeating No. 3 Babson College, 5-1, in the title match on Saturday. In semifinal action, the Engineers (16-5) blanked No. 4 Wheaton College, 5-0, while the Beavers edged out No. 2 Springfield College, 5-4.

Championship Match: MIT 5, Babson College 1

Doubles
1. Eric Beren/Ken Van Tilburg (M) def. Alex Kamergorodsky/Brian Lafayette (B), 8-5
2. Walt Sea/Ben Edick (W) def. Kevin Pang/David Iba (M), 9-8 (8-6)
3. Peden Nichols/Jonathan Farm (M) def. Austin Conti/Steve Huang (B), 8-5

Singles
1. Eric Beren (M) def. Alex Kamergorodsky (B), 6-1, 6-0
2. Kevin Pang (M) def. Ben Edick (B), 6-1, 6-0
3. Ken Van Tilburg (M) vs. Ken Lin (B), 7-5, 1-0 (Halted)
4. Peden Nichols (M) vs. Austin Conti (B), 6-2, 2-5 (Halted)
5. Jonathan Farm (M) def. Edwin Lee (B), 6-0, 6-3
6. Ryan Castonia (M) vs. Moises Numa (B), 6-3, 5-5 (Halted)

Semifinal Match: MIT 5, Wheaton College 0

Doubles
1. Eric Beren/Ken Van Tilburg (M) def. Gregory Poulin/James Little (W), 8-4
2. Kevin Pang/David Iba (M) def. Kyle Hudgins/Brian Krantz (W), 8-2
3. Peden Nichols/Jonathan Farm (M) def. Harry Altman/Cullen Garrity (W), 8-4

Singles
1. Eric Beren (M) vs. Gregory Poulin (W), 7-6 (Halted)
2. Kevin Pang (M) def. James Little (W), 6-0, 6-1
3. Ken Van Tilburg (M) def. Kyle Hudgins (W), 6-0, 6-1
4. Peden Nichols (M) vs. Brian Krantz (W), 6-2 (Halted)
5. Jonathan Farm (M) vs. Harry Altman (W), 6-2, 2-1 (Halted)
6. Ryan Castonia (M) vs. Nii Manfoi Davies (W), 6-2, 2-1 (Halted)