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.
Last Wednesday MIT Women’s Tennis had a long match against Brandeis University. The number one team of Lauren C. Quisenberry ’14 and Candace L. Wu ’14 lost 8-3 to their opponents. The number two doubles team of Julia C. Hsu ’14 and Bianca M. Dumitrascu ’13 dominated the court and won their match 8-4. The doubles team of Melissa A. Diskin ’11 and Katharine A. O’Neal ’14 defeated their opponents 8-5, giving MIT a 2-1 lead.
This past weekend MIT Women’s Tennis played in the Wellesley Invitational. In the first match they played SUNY New Paltz. The doubles matches went quickly. 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 both defeated their opponents with a decisive score of 8-1. At number three Melissa A. Diskin ’11 and Katharine A. O’Neal ’14 defeated their opponents 8-3. During the doubles matches, Jenny C. Dohlman ’11 played an exhibition match at seven singles and completed her match quickly, defeating her opponent 8-0, hardly losing a point. Overall, MIT went into the singles matches ahead 3-0.
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.
This past Thursday, MIT women’s tennis visited Tufts. They put up a good effort, but were overwhelmed by their opponents, losing by an overall score of 8-1.
his past Saturday, the MIT women’s tennis team visited Clark University, and left with a dominating 8-1 victory. The Engineers’ doubles teams started strong. Both the number one team of Lauren C. Quisenberry ’14 and Julia C. Hsu ’14 and the number two team of Melissa aA. Diskin ’11 and Katharine A. O’Neal ’14 won their sets 8-2, giving MIT a quick 2-0 overall lead. Then, the doubles exhibition match of Hillary E. Jenny ’12 and Caitlin R. Pomeroy ’13, who won of 8-3. Next off was the third doubles team of Jenny C. Dohlman ’11 and Jennifer A. Rees ’11, who came back from a 2-4 deficit to win the match 8-6. This sweep in doubles gave MIT 3-0 lead going into the singles matches.
Women’s tennis beats Smith in season opener Freshmen Quisenberry, Hsu lead Engineers to decisive 7-2 victory over Pioneers
This past Saturday, MIT women’s tennis played their first match of the season against Smith College. The match started off with the doubles matches. First off was the freshmen doubles team of Lauren C. Quisenberry ’14 and Julia C. Hsu ’14. They breezed through their match and won decisively, 8-1. Next off were Melissa A. Diskin ’11 and Katharine A. O’Neal ’14. They played a tough match but lost 2-8; this made the overall score tied at 1-1. The next team to finish was Jenny C. Dohlman ‘11 and Jennifer A. Rees ’11. They were down 2-4 in their match, but they quickly changed the momentum to win the next six games straight to take the match 8-4, giving MIT a 2-1 lead over Smith. Sonya Makhni ’11 and Hillary E. Jenny ’12 were the last ones on court. The match was close with both sides fighting for every point, but MIT pulled it out in the tiebreaker for the win, 9-8(5).
The MIT women’s tennis team had a packed weekend with three matches. The first match was at Skidmore on Saturday. First doubles consisted of Anastasia Vishnevetsky ’12 and Leslie A. Hansen ’10; they played a tight match but lost 8-4. Playing second was Melissa A. Diskin ’11 and Bianca M. Dumitrascu ’13. They had a interesting strategy of calling up four times in a row. The first three they would hit a lob, and the last one they would hit straight at the opponent. In the end, they lost 8-5. Third doubles was Jenny C. Dohlman ’11 and Hillary E. Jenny ’12. They also played a tough match but lost 8-4. In number four doubles, were Jennifer A. Rees ’11 and Anisa K. McCree ’10, who made her debut after coming back from a knee injury. They both played aggressively at the net, and it paid off in the end with a win of 8-3. Over all MIT was behind 3-0 going into the singles matches.
This past Saturday, women’s tennis played against Bates in the second match of the season, falling 7-2. They had a smoky, fiery welcome, when a small fire started in the facility that caused a delay in the match. Luckily, it was put out and play was allowed to continue.
This past Friday, MIT Women’s tennis suffered a tough loss to Tufts 9-0. The tennis team was down to six players due to sickness and injuries, making for an interesting lineup. They came back to win on Saturday against Clark University.
This past Saturday, MIT Women’s Tennis competed in their first match of the season against Springfield College. While some team members were injured, the team still had a strong showing.
This past weekend the MIT women’s tennis team played Bowdoin College and Trinity College, losing to both in tough matches.
MIT Women’s Tennis defeated Colby this past Saturday, winning 9-0. The warm day allowed the players to compete outside, which also allowed the many fans to see the action better. Among the fans was Kat Pick, a former assistant coach who came out to support the team. With the support of the fans, the team headed out to play doubles.
This past Saturday, the MIT women’s tennis team defeated Bates College 7-2 in their opening match of the Spring Season. Adding to the excitement was the fact that this was the first match attended by Caroline Hamilton — the adopted teammate from Friends of Jacyln, which matches children with brain tumors with college and high school athletic teams. The team’s confidence after the first match, Caroline, and fan support gave them a good start.
Wellesley College defeated the MIT women’s tennis team 6-3 in their match last Tuesday. The match started with doubles play as usual. The team of Leslie A. Hansen ’10 and Anastasia Vishnevetsky ’12 finished first, destroying their opponents 8-1. Next off was the team of Anisa K. McCree ’10 and Melissa A. Diskin ’11, who lost their tough match 8-1.
The MIT women’s tennis team received their first loss of the season this past Thursday to nationally ranked Tufts University, 7-2.
The MIT Women’s Tennis Team started off a busy week by making history at the ITA New England Championships this weekend and went on to defeat Babson College 7-2 on Tuesday. Leslie A. Hansen ’10 is the first player in MIT women’s tennis history to be a singles finalist. Hansen blazed through the draw until she reached the semifinals, which any team member who witnessed the match would describe only as “simply amazing.” Hansen won in three sets with a score of 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Hansen then lost a tough match with a score of 5-7, 0-6 in the finals.
On Saturday, the MIT women’s tennis team defeated Smith College 8-1. After a few inconvenient delays, MIT arrived at Smith ready to play. First on court were the doubles matches, beginning with Leslie A. Hansen ’10 and Anastasia Vishnevetsky ’12, who quickly defeated their opponents 8-0. Following closely on their heels was the team of seniors Karina N. Pikhart ’09 and Yi Wang ’09, who finished their opponents off with another decisive 8-0 score.
Last week, the MIT women’s tennis defeated Wheaton College 6-3. Both teams had only one loss this season so a close match was expected.
MIT Women’s Tennis defeated Mount Holyoke this past Saturday, making their record 3-0 this season.
The MIT Women’s Tennis Team won their match 9-0 this past Saturday over Springfield College.
The MIT Women’s Tennis Team won their first match of the season this past Saturday over Suffolk University.
The women’s tennis team hit a rough patch last week to close out their season, barely losing to both Skidmore College and Vassar College. MIT played Skidmore first on Saturday. First up were the double matches, where even a twisted ankle wouldn’t slow down Karina N. Pikhart ’09 and her partner Melissa A. Diskin ’11. After hitting a winner, Pikhart scared her teammates as she stumbled and twisted her ankle. After taking a bit to recover, she got up and continued playing. The duo went on to win the match 8-6, making it clear that one can never underestimate these Lady Engineers, even when injured.
The women’s tennis team traveled to Pasadena, CA over spring break last week for the opportunity to train, bond, and compete. On Monday, they faced rival Caltech, whom they dominated, 9-0.