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MIT's Barr and Cauneac Selected to Compete in the 2019 Division III Men's Tennis Doubles Tournament

MIT's Barr and Cauneac Selected to Compete in the 2019 Division III Men's Tennis Doubles Tournament

This release is courtesy of MIT Sports Information. 

Indianapolis, Ind. (May 20) – For the first time since the 2005-06 season, the MIT men's tennis team will have two student-athletes represented at the NCAA Division III Doubles Championship. Seniors Tyler Barr (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) and Alex Cauneac (Severna Park, Md.) will travel to Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan for the Doubles Tournament from May 24-26, which is scheduled to begin at the conclusion of the team championship. 

Barr and Cauneac will find out who they play in the opening round when the draw is revealed on May 23, the final day of the team championship. Barr was also selected as an alternate for the singles championship, which will take place during the same three days in Michigan. 

The Doubles Championship will consist of 16 duos and were selected based on win-loss record, strength of schedule and eligibility and availability of student-athletes. Barr and Cauneac are the first doubles team from MIT to be chosen since Evan Tindell and Thomas Dohlman competed in the tournament in 2006 and are the 11th doubles team in program history to qualify for the event. Barr and Cauneac were an at-large selection to the bracket and are one of four doubles teams from New England who will be competing for the title. The duo from MIT are ranked 12th in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III New England doubles top-15.

Barr and Cauneac, who both earned New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Singles and Doubles honors in 2019, posted a 13-4 record together this spring. They had a snumber of signature wins over the course of the season including an 8-5 victory over David Aizenberg and Anupreeth Coramutla of No. 9 Brandeis back on April 12, an 8-7 win over JT Wynne and Noah Williamson of No. 17 Skidmore and went 3-1 between the NEWMAC tournament and the NCAA tournament.