MIT Women’s Tennis plays strong season opener

MIT Women’s Tennis opened the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) season with a 9-0 victory over Springfield College. The team cruised through three doubles matches, winning each set 8-2. The round of singles was no different. Vynnie J. Kong ’15 won her first No. 2 set 6-2 while Julia C. Hsu ’14 finished off with a 6-2, 6-0 victory in the No. 6 match. Both Candace Wu ’13 and Victoria Tam ’16 scored a win at 6-2, 6-0 in the No. 3 and 4 match respectively. Michelle M. Dutt ’15 also delivered an outstanding No. 5 match with a win of 6-1, 6-0. At No. 1, Lauren C. Quisenberry ’14 crushed her opponent with a 6-2, 6-1 win. After a strong win in the NEWMAC opener, MIT Women’s Tennis will have its next match at Tufts University on Sept. 20.

—Felicia Hsu

Tufts catches up to MIT Women’s Soccer, 1-0

MIT Women’s Soccer lost to Tufts 0-1 in overtime. In the first half, two shots from Michelle Battipaglia ’15 and Ambika M. Krishnamachar ’15 were each blocked by Tuft’s junior goalkeeper. Goalie Meghan S. Wright ’13 only needed to make one save throughout the first half. In the second period, yet another shot by Krishnamachar was saved by Tuft’s goalkeeper. After minute 95 of the game, Tufts scraped a win with the match-ending goal. MIT Women’s Soccer will host its next match against Babson on Sept. 15.

—Felicia Hsu

MIT Field Hockey finishes road trip with loss to Babson College

One year after a 4-5 loss to Babson College, the MIT Women’s Field Hockey team fell to them again, this time 2-5. Molly K. Duffy ’14 had a great game, scoring three goals, while Molly E. McShane ’13 had a goal and two assists. With 47 seconds left and Babson up one goal, the Engineers had an opportunity to tie the game, but they were cut short by a diving save. MIT will finally return to Cambridge after their long five-game road trip for their Wednesday game against Nichols College.

—Austin Osborne, Sports Staff