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Men’s Tennis defeats Bentley

MIT’s Men’s Tennis defeated Bentley on Friday and served the Falcons their first loss of the season. MIT beat Bentley 7-2, walking away with a 3-2 record and a national overall rank of 25th while the Falcons’ record declined to 6-1.

MIT won each of the doubles matches. In the first match, Elia S. Harmatz ’12 and Robert W. Wheeler ’12 joined forces to pick up an 8-1 win in the No. 3 doubles spot. The second doubles match proved tough, but the Engineers came out on top with a victory from Matthew T. Skalak ’13 and Edwin M. Zhang ’14.

In the singles matches, the Engineers dominated. Zhang won by 6-1 and 6-2 in the No. 1 spot, and Skalak at No. 5 won by 6-1 and 6-1. Hamatz also earned a straight-set win, and Brian K. Oldfield ’13 came out at No. 2 with 2-6, 7-5 and 6-3 sets.

MIT will next face Salem State for a home match at the J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble on Thursday, March 8 at 4 p.m.

—Katie Bodner