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Women's tennis faces 2nd-seeded Brandeis

By David Rothstein

The women's tennis team travels to Brandeis University Thursday for the opening round of

the New England Women's Eight Conference championships. The Judges defeated MIT, 7-2, in the teams' regular-season matchup.

MIT captain Fiona Tan '91, the team's lone senior, said that the outcome of Thursday's match will probably depend on how MIT's doubles teams perform. Tan is the first singles player, and has played first doubles with her sister, second singles player Valerie Tan '94.

The Engineers are coming of a 10th-place finish at Saturday's New England Championships, where they played against several Brandeis players.

"We pretty much know who we're playing," noted Fiona, adding that the team was "pretty hopeful" about getting bye Brandeis.

Wellesley College is first-

seeded in the tournament, followed by Brandeis, Smith College, Wheaton College, MIT, Mount Holyoke College, Babson College, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Last year the Engineers were seeded sixth and lost to Wheaton College in the first round. Should MIT defeat Brandeis, it will travel to tournament host Wellesley for a semi-final match.