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MIT Takes Down Men's Tennis, 8-1, in Cambridge

Doug Nickerson Cambridge, Mass. -- April 3, 2010 -- Doug Nickerson provided the only team point at No. 6 singles, but that was all the Springfield College men's tennis team had to shout about, as MIT defeated the Pride today, 8-1, in Cambridge. With the win, the Engineers are now 7-1 overall, 1-0 in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference, while Springfield is now 2-8 overall, 0-2 in NEWMAC play.

Springfield played well in the first half of its No. 1 doubles match, taking a 6-3 lead before falling 8-6.

Final Team Score -- MIT 8, Springfield 1

Doubles
1. K. Van Tilburg/M. Skalak (MIT) def. T. Romanzi/T. Tunis (SPR); 8-6
2. L. Pang/K. Pang (MIT) def. K. Leahy/B. Burnap (SPR); 8-6
3. S. Harmantz/A. Cooper (MIT) def. Z. O'Leary/D. Nickerson (SPR); 8-1

Singles
1. Kevin Pang (MIT) def. Trevor Romanzi (SPR); 6-1, 6-4
2. Larry Pang (MIT) def. Tim Tunis (SPR); 6-2, 6-3
3. Samuel Harmantz (MIT) def. Ben Burnap (SPR); 6-1, 6-1
4. Andrew Cooper (MIT) def. Zach O'Leary (SPR); 6-1, 6-4
5. Brian Oldfield (MIT) def. Eric Henne (SPR); 6-1, 6-2
6. Doug Nickerson (SPR) def. Manny Rivera (MIT); 6-4, 6-4

Records: MIT (7-1, 1-0 NEWMAC), Springfield (2-8, 0-2 NEWMAC)

Next Matches
MIT - Wed, Apr 7 vs. Wheaton 4 pm
SPR - Wed, Apr 7 vs. Clark 5 pm

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