CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- In their final tuneup before the 2013 University Athletic Association championships in Altamonte Springs, Fla., the Brandeis men's tennis team dropped an 8-1 decision to 20th-ranked MIT on the road.
The Judges' lone point came at No. 2 singles, where rookie Mitch Krems (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Century Acad.) outlasted Larry Pang, 2-6, 6-4-, 6-4. Senior Steven Milo (Woodbury, N.Y./Syosset) was edged at No. 1 singles in a third-set super-tiebreaker. Milo won the first set, also in a tiebreaker, 7-6 (7-5), but the Engineers' Edwin Zhang prevailed, 6-4, 10-6 in the third. Fifth singles also came down to a super tie-breaker in the third, where Brandeis sophomore Michael Secular (Bronx, N.Y./Plant, Fla.) fell to MIT's Tymor Hamamasy, 6-2, 5-7, 10-6.
Brandeis opened UAA play on Friday afternoon in the Orlando area against #14 Washington University at 9 a.m.
|1. Edwin Zhang (MIT) def. Steven Milo (BRMTEN) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 10-6|
|2. Mitch Krems (BRMTEN) def. Larry Pang (MIT) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4|
|3. Kevin Wang (MIT) def. Dave Yovanoff (BRMTEN) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3|
|4. Eugene Oh (MIT) def. Alec Siegel (BRMTEN) 6-3, 6-3|
|5. Tymor Hamamasy (MIT) def. Michael Secular (BRMTEN) 6-2, 5-7, 10-6|
|6. Brian Oldfield (MIT) def. Danny Lubarsky (BRMTEN) 6-2, 6-3|
|1. Curtis Wu/Edwin Zhang (MIT) def. Steven Milo/Josh Jordan (BRMTEN) 8-5|
|2. Larry Pang/Matthew Skalak (MIT) def. Mitch Krems/Alec Siegel (BRMTEN) 8-3|
|3. Eugene Oh/Kevin Wang (MIT) def. Danny Lubarsky/Dave Yovanoff (BRMTEN) 8-3|
|MIT 15-1; National ranking #20; Regional ranking #6