MIT swept the doubles matches against Springfield College and used the momentum to complete a 9-0 win over the Pride in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s tennis action. MIT improved to 8-2 overall and 1-1 in the NEWMAC while Springfield fell to 4-5 and 1-1.
In sweeping the doubles matches MIT did not allow more than three games to Springfield in any of the contests. The Engineers’ No. 1 team of Kevin Wang ’16 and Eugene Oh ’15 downed Springfield’s duo of sophomores Tanner DeVarennes and Justin Danielewicz 8-2 to start the day off. MIT then took the Nos. 2 and 3 matches by identical 8-3 scores to go up 3-0 in the match.
In singles play MIT stayed in control, winning all six matches in straight sets. Wang won at No. 1 over DeVarennes, 6-2, 6-2, while at No. 4 Jeffrey Sperling ’15 allowed just one game to his opponent in a 6-1, 6-0 decision. Kenny Gea ’17, Alex Jaffe ’16, and Kristopher Bronner ’17 all gave up just two games in their wins at Nos. 3, 5 and 6. At No. 2 Brian Lilley ’18 fought off a first set challenge from Danielewicz, taking a 6-4, 6-0 win for the Engineers.