Men’s Heavyweight Rowing team beats Colgate University

The MIT Heavyweight Men’s Crew swept Colgate University in two races Saturday morning in the Charles River Basin. The freshman eight, stroked by Michael R. Klinker ’14, started off the day’s action. The Engineers’ firepower proved too much for the Colgate Raiders, as MIT took a lead at the start and extended it throughout the race. MIT won with a time of 6 minutes 14 seconds, 30 seconds ahead of Colgate. The freshmen race next weekend in Hanover, N.H. against Dartmouth College and the University of Wisconsin.

The varsity four, stroked by Matthew J. Pegler ’11, faced a tougher challenge from the Colgate four, which was stroked by James Clinton, a member of the Canadian under-23 team. The Engineers took a small early lead off the start, but this lead was quickly eroded. The lead changed hands several times, but no crew ever had an advantage of more than a few meters. Coming into the final 20 strokes, Colgate led by a fraction of a second, but a strong final push by the Engineers put their bow in front as they crossed the line. MIT won with a time of 6:41.95 by an official margin of one foot.

—Lucas Goodman, Team Representative

MIT Men’s Tennis overtakes Wheaton College 6-3

This Saturday, the MIT Men’s Tennis team won their 11th match overall, beating Wheaton College 6-3. MIT won four of the six singles matches and two of the three doubles matches. Ken Van Tilburg ’11 and Curtis L. Wu ’14 were the top singles winners for the Engineers, earning second and fourth place, respectively. Wheaton’s Neall Oliver was a standout for the Lyons, winning first singles and first doubles. However, it was MIT’s depth that helped the Engineers come out on top on Saturday. Larry Pang ’13 and Wu won second doubles, and Edwin M. Zhang ’14 and Andrew C. Cooper ’13 won third doubles. Coming into the match, the MIT Men’s Tennis team was rated seventh in the region and 23rd nationally, and they leave as the top seed for Saturday’s NEWMAC tournament, which will be held at home. This was Wheaton’s first loss in league-play, and they will be second seed heading into the tournament.

—Sarah Weir