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Women's tennis pounds Wheaton College, 6-3

By Victor J. Diniak

The women's tennis team raised its record to 13-2 on the season with a 6-3 victory over visiting rival, Wheaton College, Tuesday afternoon.

Captain Lisa Shields '85 took the first singles match in straight sets with a 6-2, 6-4 win over her opponent.

Wheaton answered, defeating second singles player Heather Pickford '86 6-4, 7-5 in what fourth-year head coach Candy Royer described as a "good, tough match."

Mimi Ing '87 fell behind 2-5 in the first set of her match but bounced back to tie the set at six and win the tie breaker. She went on to roll over her opponent, 6-2, in the second set to give MIT the third singles match.

Keiko Yamaguchi '88 and Kay Lin '87 took the fourth and fifth [el-20p10]

singles matches with scores of 7-5, 6-2 and 6-2, 6-4, respectively.

Janyce Mitchell '88 came from behind to give the Engineers a victory in the sixth singles match.

In doubles action, Shields and Jennifer Hyman '87 posted a victory in first doubles play. Wheaton took an abbreviated second doubles match, 6-4, and took the third doubles match by default.

Royer described Wheaton as "one of the tougher teams we've played.

"They are a new team with many talented freshman," she said.

She described Tuesday's victory as "an interesting match," noting that "practices haven't gone well lately, but the team came out and played well."

The Engineers will finish their season at home today against the Brandeis Judges.