MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - The Stevenson men's tennis team fell to No. 32 MIT by a 5-0 score in the second round of the NCAA tournament, ending the program's most successful season.
In No. 1 doubles, juniors Drew Ryan and Ray McDermott dropped their match by an 8-1 score, giving the duo a final record of 12-5. Senior Douglas Vaughan and junior Andre Sturniolo fell by an 8-3 margin in their No. 2 match, ending their stellar season at 18-4. Senior Wornden Ly and sophomore Richie Abruscato lost their first and only match of the season, giving them a 13-1 mark.
Both Ryan and Vaughan lost their No. 3 and No. 4 matches in straight sets, thus ending the Mustangs' season. Ryan ends the year with a singles record of 15-4. Vaughan finished his senior season with a record of 15-6. Vaughan's career ends with 38 singles and 36 doubles wins.
McDermott, who was named the MAC Commonwealth Player of the Year, finished with a singles record of 10-7. Sturniolo, who was named most Most Valuable Player in the MAC Commonwealth tournament, ends his season at 15-7.
Freshman Larry Johnson III went 15-3 during his first collegiate season, while Ly picked up 10 wins in his final campaign. Ly's career as a Mustang ends with 27 individual and 44 doubles victories.
Senior Peter Appiah Jr. ends his career with 14 singles and 22 doubles victories.
The Mustangs' accomplishments during the 2018-19 season included the program's first MAC Commonwealth team title, first NCAA appearance and victory, and first MAC Individual Championship (No. 4 doubles, Appiah and freshman Lukas Sanidas). The Mustangs won a program-record 17 matches and went undefeated in MAC Commonwealth play for the first time.