No. 26 Men's Tennis Blanks Colby-Sawyer, 9-0

Arman Dave returns a serve during a match.
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THE BASICS:

- Score: No. 26 MIT 9, Colby-Sawyer College 0

- Records: No. 26 MIT (2-1); Colby-Sawyer College (2-3)

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (JB Carr Tennis Bubble)

- The Lead: The No. 26 MIT men's tennis team played its first match against a Division III opponent today and picked up a 9-0 win over Colby-Sawyer College in a non-conference matchup.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- MIT started the match off strong by taking all three doubles matches in convincing fashion. At No. 1, Albert Go (Merritt Island, Fla.) and Derek Shen (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) defeated Mike White and Khameron Savatdy, 8-1. MIT's No. 2 pairing of Daniel Papacica (Carmel, Calif.) and Richter Jordaan (Denver, Colo.) and the No. 3 pairing of Michael Zhao (Princeton Junction, N.J.) and Victor Cheng (Santa Monica, Calif.) both picked up 8-2 wins prior to singles.

- MIT won four of the six singles points in straight sets as Cheng won at No. 1 (6-2, 6-2), Jordaan won at No. 2 (6-0, 6-1), Arman Dave (Southlake, Texas) won at No. 5 (6-0, 6-1) and Benji Grossman (Sands Point, N.Y.) won at No. 6 (6-0, 6-0).

- Two Engineers fought from a set down in order to secure the 9-0 sweep. Papacica was edged by Cam Lynch in the opening set at No. 3, but battled to win 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 at No. 3, while Pablo Ampudia (San Antonio, Texas) dropped his first set to Griffin Forberg 6-3, but ended up winning 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 at No. 4.

UP NEXT:

- MIT will play Colby College on Saturday March 7 in Cambridge beginning at 1:00 pm.

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