Fall Sports Preview - Men’s Tennis
However, the team will have to tackle the loss of its two All-Americans, Eric Chen ’00 and Benjamin Cooke ’00. Chen was the number one singles player, as well as the recipient of the ITA Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award.
According to head coach Jeff Hamilton, who was chosen as NCAA Division III coach of the year, the team will look to Michael Ogrydziak ’04, along with other freshmen, for new talent.
“[Our] most anticipated rivalries are scheduled with Williams and Amherst,” Hamilton said. MIT defeated Amherst last year for the first time since 1991 amid hostile competition, with MIT and Amherst players nearly coming to blows.
The team’s goals for the season are to win the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference championship for the fifth consecutive year and to qualify for the NCAA tournament, Hamilton said.