Bears Fall in NEWMAC Semfinals

Bears Fall in NEWMAC Semfinals

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Top-seeded MIT, the 15-time defending New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) champions, beat fifth-seeded Coast Guard 5-0 in the NEWMAC tournament semifinals.

Coast Guard closes the season 6-11.

In a match moved indoors to the J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble due to the rain, the Engineers won the three doubles matches to start the match before winning #1 singles and #4 singles to clinch the 5-0 win. NEWMAC tournament matches are stopped once a team has clinched the victory.

Weston Fortna won the first set 6-3 and was trailing 2-0 in the second at #3 singles when the match was stopped.

MIT 5, Coast Guard Academy 0
Apr 26, 2014 at Cambridge, Mass. (J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble)

Singles competition

1. Edwin Zhang (MIT) def. Robert Renfrow (CGA) 6-1, 6-0

2. Kevin Wang (MIT) vs. Mark Guentert (CGA) 6-1, 5-1, unfinished

3. Eugene Oh (MIT) vs. Weston Fortna (CGA) 3-6, 2-0, unfinished

4. Jeffrey Bu (MIT) def. Alex Mead (CGA) 6-1, 6-2

5. Jeffrey Sperling (MIT) vs. John Lightner (CGA) 2-0, unfinished

6. Townsend Hirst (CGA) vs. Alex Jaffe (MIT) no result


Doubles competition

1. Eugene Oh/Kevin Wang (MIT) def. Mark Guentert/Weston Fortna (CGA) 8-5

2. Edwin Zhang/Kenny Gea (MIT) def. Robert Renfrow/Alex Mead (CGA) 8-0

3. Jeffrey Bu/Dennis Garcia (MIT) def. John Lightner/Townsend Hirst (CGA) 8-1


Match Notes

Coast Guard Academy 6-11

MIT 12-5; Regional ranking #16