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Women's tennis edges by Mt. Holyoke

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The women's tennis team traveled to Mt. Holyoke College Saturday for a New England Women's Eight Conference match, and emerged 5-4 winners. The Engineers played especially well in singles, winning four out of five possible matches. Valerie Tan '94, Sue Bach '93, Jackie Nearny '94 and Janet Chen '94 all won, at positions 2, 3, 4, and 5.

The pressure was still on the Engineers, as they had to win one of the doubles matches to clinch the victory. The doubles team of Claudia Hung '93 and Bach provided the key win, overcoming a first-set deficit to win, 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 at the No. 2 spot.

It was MIT's first win in four matches.

-- Pratima Rao->

1990 graduate receives

ECAC Award of Valor

Tim Day '90 received the Eastern College Athletic Conference's Award of Valor at yesterday's ECAC Awards Luncheon, held at the Tara Hyannis Hotel. The award, established in 1985, is given annually to three student-athletes whose "courage, motivation and relentless determination serve as an inspiration to all."

Day was a two-sport standout at MIT as a starting All-League quarterback in football and starting catcher in baseball. Trying to protect his girlfriend from being robbed and abducted by two men at knifepoint early last year, Day was stabbed several times as he successfully warded off the attackers and suffered a collapsed lung and lost massive amounts of blood.

After several weeks of hospitalization, Day was the opening-day catcher for the baseball team, and started each game at QB for the football team in the fall.

Rovelstad paces

women's X-C to 3rd

Amy Rovelstad '92 led MIT finishers at the Connecticut College Invitational women's cross-country meet Saturday, in which the Engineers placed third, with 69 points. Rovelstad finished ninth overall, in a time of 22:07. Southeastern Massachusetts State University won the meet, with 24 points, followed by host Connecticut, with 41.

Other top finishers for MIT were Gabrielle Rocap '92 (12th, in 23:02), Sharlene Day '91 (13th, in 23:14), Stacy Holander '92 (17th, in 25:02), and Jean Condon '92 (18th, in 25:14).

Volleyball goes 4-2

during busy weekend

It was a busy weekend for the women's volleyball team at the Salem State University Invitational. The Engineers went 4-2 to bring their record to 9-4 overall (4-0 in the New England Women's Eight Conference).

Friday evening MIT defeated Salem St. (15-1, 15-12) and Fitchburg St. (15-4, 15-6), but dropped a heartbreaking match to Eastern Nazarene College (12-15, 11-15). Saturday the Engineers won against Roger Williams College (15-8, 15-9) and Southeastern Massachusetts University (15-4, 15-11), but lost to a beatable Gordon College team (15-3, 12-15, 11-15).

Juniors Cindy Parrish and Susie Gardner led the attack, recording 33 and 35 kills, respectively, during the weekend. Parrish and Gardner also lead the team in kills-to-date, with Parrish recording 125 and Gardner, 105. Both are hitting at a .371 clip.

The women's sailing team scored 90 points to place 10th at the Captain's Cup, held on Mystic Lake in Medford. . . . Golf dropped a tough match to Tufts, losing 419-418. . . . Field hockey continues to struggle, losing to Wellesley College, 4-0, last Thursday, and to Clark University, 6-0, on Saturday. . . . The men's cross-country team ran a five-mile course at Bates College Friday, losing to Tufts College, 57-117. James Williams '91 was the first MIT finisher, in 5:36.8, followed by Nate Getrich '91 (28:21) and James Scanlan '91 (28:44).

Compiled by David Rothstein->

and the Sports Information Office->