Men's tennis falls in regular-season finale, 8-1, at #20 MIT

Mitch Krems '16 (Photo by Sportspix.biz/Jan Volk)

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.

#20 MIT 8, Brandeis 1
April 23, 2013 at Cambridge, Mass. (DuPont Tennis Courts) 

Singles competition
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
Doubles competition
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
Match Notes
Brandeis 7-10
MIT 15-1; National ranking #20; Regional ranking #6