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Men’s tennis falls to MIT

By zaronow

Section: Sports

April 18, 2008

Falling victim to a sweep in doubles play left the Brandeis Judges men’s tennis squad at the mercy of visiting MIT. They did not get a reprieve as the Engineers left Judges on the losing end of a 6-3 defeat.

The double’s pairings of Scott Schulman ’09/Simon Miller ’11, Steve Neiman ’11/Seth Rogers ’10 and Dor Almog ’11/Mayur Kasetty ’11 could not score a victory against #13 MIT’s powerful squad. The number two pairing of Neiman/Rogers came closest, going to a tiebreaker but falling 7-9.

In singles play, Brandeis scored tough wins at the top of the line up as number one Simon Miller took his match, 6-3, 7-6, (7-3) and number two Steve Neiman rallied after dropping the first set 2-6 with two straight wins of 6-4, 6-4. Seth Rogers scored the last point for Brandeis in the number four match, also requiring a tie breaker round where he triumphed 6-3, 3-6, 10-4.

Unfortunately, with the sweep in doubles, MIT needed only two matches to clinch the victory. They came at the bottom of the line up as Kasetty fell in the number five match 4-6, 1-6, and Dor’s 4-6, 3-6 defeat in the sixth match slammed the final nail on the lid. The Engineers picked up another victory in the third match as Schulman was unable to claim the tie breaker victory, falling 4-6, 6-3, 4-10.

Brandeis is now 5-10 on the season, but it gets to enjoy a five day layover before traveling down to Connecticut to take on Wesleyan at 3pm. Then, from April 24-27, Brandeis has Georgia on their mind as they travel down to Atlanta where the UAA Championships take place.

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