Sports Shorts

Women’s Tennis sweeps NYU

The MIT Women’s Tennis team competed in their first match of the spring last Saturday, sweeping New York University 9-0 at home on the Carr Indoor Courts. The match was the first since their loss to Wellesley in the NEWMAC Tournament semifinals in October.

The singles players were, in order, Lauren C. Quisenberry ’14, Candace Wu ’14, Julia C. Hsu ’14, Bianca M. Dumitrascu ’13, Katharine A. O’Neal ’14, and Melissa A. Diskin ’11. All six Engineers won their singles matches without dropping a set, and they also won all three of the doubles matches by scores of 8-2, 8-4, and 8-0.

MIT next visits Colby College on Saturday before traveling to Los Angeles for their Spring Break trip, during which they will take on Caltech.

—David Zhu, Sports Editor

Sailing opens spring with third place finish

The MIT Sailing team returned from its winter break on Sunday when it competed at the Sharpe Trophy races. The Engineers took third place in the six-team field at Roger Williams University, which took over the hosting duties due to icy conditions on the Charles River.

The event consisted of round robin racing between each of the six schools competing. Every pairing contested three races to compile a total record. The top four then competed in one-off events, adding three more races to the overall record for the day.

MIT was ranked third after the first rounds of competition, compiling an 8-7 mark after sweeping Yale and winning two out of three races against Brown University. They went 1-2 against both Boston College and Harvard.

The Crimson got the better of Tech again in the final four races, but MIT was able to notch victories over Brown and Roger Williams to finish their day with a 10-8 ledger.

The Engineers will next compete on March 12 when they travel to Salve Regina University for the Wood Trophy. There is also an alumni race scheduled for the same day.

—Craig Kaufman, DAPER Staff