MIT Defeats Wesleyan, 6-1

Sept. 28, 2004

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - Competing at full strength for the first time this fall, the MIT men's tennis earned a 6-1 victory over Wesleyan University on Thursday. The Engineers now stand at 1-1 in dual match competition.

Evan Tindell got things rolling for Tech, as he easily defeated Max Kates, 6-1, 6-1, in the No. 1 singles spot. Tom Dohlman posted a hard-fought, 6-4, 7-5, victory against Tallen Todorovich while Eric Beren defeated Evan Rhodes, 6-3, 6-2. At the No. 4 singles position, Mark Egan picked up a 6-0, 6-4 win over Matt Cron. In the Engineers' only loss in singles play, Kevin Durand fell, 7-5, 3-6, 6-2. Michael Price had an exciting, 2-6, 6-4, 6-1, come-from-behind win in approaching darkness at the No. 6 singles slot.

In doubles action, Tom Dohlman and Evan Tindell had an 8-1 win in the top spot. In the No. 2 position, Mark Egan and Eric Beren lost, 8-5. Kevin Durand and Krishna Pokala had a decisive 8-3 win at the No. 3 slot.

This weekend MIT hosts the ITA New England Championship Tournament.