Women’s Tennis posts Colby victory

Engineers take victory with official final score of 7-2, unofficial 10-3

MIT Women’s Tennis played Colby this past Saturday, winning by an official score of 7-2 (and unofficially, 10-3).

In the doubles matches, the number one team of Lauren C. Quisenberry ’14 and Candace Wu ’14 was the first to play. They defeated their opponents with a decisive score of 8-0. Next up was the number four exhibition team of Jenny C. Dohlman ’11 and Jennifer A. Rees ’11. They also blanked their opponents, 8-0. The next team to finish was Julia C. Hsu ’14 and Bianca M. Dumitrascu ’13. Their match was close, and they played some aggressive net points, winning 8-4. This brought MIT into the lead over Colby 2-0. Finally the team of Melissa A. Diskin ’11 and Katharine A. O’Neal ’14 came off. They played a close match and attacked the net, but in the end lost 8-1, leaving MIT in the lead 2-1 going into the singles matches.

First up in singles was Quisenberry at number one. She played a tough match, both players making their shots, but Quisenberry defeated her opponent 6-1, 6-2. Hsu at three was the next person off. She also played a good match and won 6-3, 6-1, bringing MIT ahead with a score of 4-1. At number four was Dumitrascu, who won her match with a decisive 6-2, 6-2 win over her opponent, guaranteeing MIT an overall win in the best-of-nine match. Wu at two came off next. She played a long back-and-forth match, but won 6-4, 6-3. With Wu’s win MIT was up 6-1 over Colby. Diskin at six was the next one to come off. She played a tough match and fought her way back into the second set to make the match go to a tie break. Diskin lost in the tie break with an overall score of 6-3, 3-6, (10-3). Next off was the exhibition doubles match at five with Caitlin R. Pomeroy ’13 and Trinity P. Leonard ’13. They played a tough match but lost 8-1 to their opponents. Sonya Makhni ’11 at eight singles was the next one to come off. She played a smart match, winning 7-0. Dohlman was the next off. She was playing seven singles and had a close match, winning in the tiebreaker, 9-8 (3). Finally, O’Neal at five finished her match. She played a tough match, taking three sets to win, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5. With this, MIT defeated Colby 7-2. The Engineers will travel to California over spring break and return to action on April 2 at the Wellesley Invitational.