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Men's Tennis Takes Out Boston University With Impressive 6-1 Victory

By Ben Cooke
Team Member

The men's tennis team had their first home match of the fall season Wednesday against Boston University. MIT defeated the BU squad 61 and has beaten the Division I BU team two out of the past three years.

The doubles tandem of Eric Chen '00 and Ben Cooke '00 got things started quickly for the MIT team with a quick 82 victory at first doubles. The other two doubles matches were close, but with the score 77, Anit Chokraborty '99 had a huge service game with two consecutive aces to clinch the second doubles game. Up 87 and backed by the cheering of MIT reserves, Chorkraborty and Jim Matysczak '99 broke serve and won 97.

Having clinched the doubles point, MIT looked to have a strong start in the singles. Jason Yim was the first man off victorious, winning quickly at sixth singles. Cooke was off next at fourth singles, winning 63, 61, and Chen clinched the match with a 62, 62 at first singles. Matysczak and Chorkraborty won their matches at second and third singles, while Ricky Rosello '01 lost at fifth singles, dropping the only point of the day.

After being ranked 19th in the country the past two years, the team returns all of its players and regains Matysczak. MIT will have a chance to see how much they must improve when top members compete in the regional Rolex Tournament starting Friday.