Tennis finishes perfect season with a 6-3 win
Engineers beat Trinity for 11th straight win, now await selection to Nationals
This past Saturday, MIT Women’s Tennis finished their season with a strong win over Trinity. In doubles both the number one team of Lauren C. Quisenberry ’14 and Candace L. Wu ’14, and the number two team of Julia C. Hsu ’14 and Bianca M. Dumitrascu ’13, destroyed their opponents with scores of 8-2. This brought MIT into the lead 2-0. Melissa A. Diskin ’11 and Katharine A. O’Neal ’14 had a closer match. After the turning game at 2-all, they took the lead to win their match 8-4. In exhibition, Jennifer A. Rees ’11 and Jenny C. Dohlman ’11 had a long match. The match was decided in the tie breaker, where they won 9-8(6). Caitlin R. Pomeroy ’13 and Hillary E. Jenny ’12 lost their match 8-0. Over all MIT was in the lead 3-0 going into the singles matches.
In singles, O’Neal at four singles lost a tough match 6-1, 6-1. At seven, eight, and nine singles, Rees, Dohlman, and Pomeroy all lost their matches 8-1. Trinity P. Leonard ’13 at ten lost 8-4. Wu at two destroyed her opponent quickly with a score of 6-1, 6-2. Dohlman lost at six singles. She twisted her foot in the first game, but she toughed it out and finished the match. She lost 6-0, 6-2. Diskin lost a long match. She came back in the second set only to lose it in the tie break 6-3, 7-6(3). At three, Hsu pulled out a tough match. She won the first set in a tie break and then took the second set with a score of 7-6(4), 7-5. Quisenberry at one played a tough match. She was resilient through the other teams’ heckling and came back from being down 5-1 in the first set to win it in the tiebreak. She pulled the match out in the third set tie break, winning the match 7-6(4), 4-6, 13-11. This gave MIT the win over Trinity 6-3. MIT is undefeated for the season with a record of 11-0. The team finds out May 9 if they made it to Nationals.