Tennis sweeps Bates for sixth straight win

MIT now 11-4, will face Vassar next

The MIT Women’s Tennis team swept Bates on Saturday to bring their overall season record to 11-4.

The Engineers started out strong at doubles, with the first doubles team of Lauren C. Quisenberry ’14 and Candace L. Wu ’14 quickly dispatching their opponents 8-1. Bianca M. Dumitrascu ’13 and Julia C. Hsu ’14 followed suit with an 8-1 victory, but the third doubles team of Melissa A. Diskin ’11 and Katharine A. O’Neal ’14 had a tougher fight, eventually edging out a third defeat 9-7. At fourth doubles, the duo of Hillary E. Jenny ’12 and Caitlin R. Pomeroy ’13 fell to the Bobcats 8-2.

Gathering momentum from a trio of successful doubles matches, the Engineers moved confidently into the singles portion of the match, with the top four singles players posting straight set victories across the board. At fifth singles, O’Neal recorded the only third set score, winning 6-1, 2-6, 10-7. In the sixth singles slot, Diskin came behind from a 1-4 deficit in the first set to win 7-5, 6-2. Pomeroy fought hard at seventh singles, ultimately losing 8-5, while Trinity P. Leonard ’13 garnered two games before losing to her opponent at the eighth slot.

Next weekend, the Engineers face Skidmore and Vassar on their home turf and hope to improve their six-match winning streak.