Men’s tennis beats Eastern Nazarene College

At its second match of the 2013 portion of the season, the MIT men’s tennis team had a convincing 9-0 victory over Eastern Nazarene College inside the Carr Tennis Bubble at home on Tuesday afternoon. The Engineers improved to 4-0 on the season, while the Lions fell to 0-2.

In doubles, Edwin H. Zhang ’14 and Curtis L. Wu ’14 defeated Sam Mckay-Corkum and Sam Son with a score of 8-4. Kevin R. Wang ’16 and Tymor Hamamasy ’13 won against Tim Luz and Nick Thompson, 8-1. To end doubles, Jeffrey R. Bu ’16 and Dennis A Garcia ’16 had an 8-0 win over Tyler Perron and Kevin Paterno.

The Engineers had a score of 3-0 over the Lions going into singles, and got even stronger as the match continued. Zhang started things off with a 6-3, 6-0 win over McKay at the No. 1 position before Larry Pang ’13 defeated Son with scores of 6-2, 6-1 and Wu finished off Perron with a 6-0, 6-1 score. Troy Astorino ’13 easily won his first set against Luz, 6-1, but had to fight for the win in the second set, walking away with a 7-5 victory. Justin J. Cheung ’16 had a 6-2, 6-2 win over Paterno and fellow freshman Robert Shaw ’16 easily defeated Thompson with scores of 6-0, 6-0.

MIT wastes little time before heading back to the bubble for a match on Friday, March 1 at 6:00 p.m.

—Charlotte Brackett