Women’s Tennis sweeps Mills College in California

Engineers win 9-0, dropping only 6 games; team goes next to Wellesley Invitational

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Trinity P. Leonard ’13 plays against Mills College in California over spring break. The Engineers beat Mills with an official win of 9-0, unofficial of 13-0.
Jennifer Rees

This past week MIT Women’s Tennis traveled to California for their spring break trip. The Engineers played Mills College on Caltech’s courts because their match against Caltech was canceled due to rain and Caltech’s traveling schedule. The team returned home with an official win of 9-0.

After the courts were cleared of water, the match started with the doubles. MIT breezed through the matches. The number one doubles team of Lauren C. Quisenberry ’14 and Candace Wu ’13 and the number two team of Julia C. Hsu ’14 and Bianca M. Dumitrascu ’13 quickly defeated their opponents with scores of 8-0. The team of Melissa A. Diskin ’11 and Katharine A. O’Neal ’14 playing three only dropped one game to their opponents, defeating them 8-1. Hillary E. Jenny ’12 and Caitlin R. Pomeroy ’13’s team played an exhibition match at four doubles. They practiced playing at the net, and beat their opponents 8-0. This gave MIT an official 3-0 score over Mills going into the singles matches.

In singles, Quisenberry at one and Wu at two breezed through their matches, both winning with easy 6-0, 6-0 wins. Diskin at four and O’Neal at three singles also defeated their opponents quickly, both winning with a decisive 6-0, 6-0 wins. Jenny C. Dohlman ’11 at five had a little tougher time with her opponent dropping a couple of games per set, but still defeated her opponent easily with a 6-2, 6-2 win. Jennifer A. Rees ’11 played at six. She also quickly defeated her opponent with a score of 6-0, 6-1. In exhibition matches, Jenny played at seven singles and also defeated her opponent 6-1, 6-0. Pomeroy played at eight, and had a close match with her opponent. Pomeroy attacked the net a couple of times and in the end defeated her opponent with the score of 8-6. Last on was Trinity P. Leonard ’13 playing at nine singles. She played a good match and defeated her opponent 8-3. This left MIT with an official win of 9-0 and an unofficial win of 13-0 over Mills. The Engineers look forward to the Wellesley Invitational next weekend.