Men's tennis ranked 10th
Women's water polo
sinks at tournament
The women's water polo team competed in a disappointing Collegiate Eastern Tournament this weekend at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. Hindered by the absence of eight players who elected to stay home because of illness and other obligations, the team lost all four games.
Seeded fifth, MIT hoped to offer its opponents some surprises and play some close games. The Engineers lost to Slippery Rock (17-2), Harvard (11-3), Maryland (9-6) and Bucknell (11-3). In the Maryland game, MIT battled back from a 7-1 deficit at the half and gave Maryland a scare.
Slippery Rock and Bucknell, the top two finishers, earned automatic bids to the national tournament in San Diego, as was predicted in the pre-season. Yvonne Grierson G, Jaime Anderson G and Maureen Fahey G lead the scoring for the Engineers.
Men's tennis team
ranked highest ever
The men's tennis team achieved its highest national ranking ever in the latest poll by the Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Association. The Engineers are ranked 10th in the country in Division III. Leading the charge is number one singles player Alexis Photiades '91. Photiades is also ranked 10th among singles players. Manish Bhatia, a sophomore, also appears in the singles rankings at number 37.
Softball all-star team
selects two Engineers
Softball players Denise Nemchev '92 and Stephanie Ragucci '91 were named to the 1991 New England Women's 8 all-conference team. Nemchev played third base and shortstop for the Engineers while hitting .438 in conference play. Ragucci's perfect fielding percentage and .563 batting average were the credentials which earned the senior her spot on the team.
Coach to hold outdoor
On May 11, the United States Professional Tennis Association will be conducting USPTA's Across America Tennis Day. MIT women's tennis coach Candy Royer will host a local event at the MIT outdoor courts. The day will feature a free clinic given by local tennis professionals. Newcomers and veterans are welcome to attend and also to take part in the social event afterward. Interested people can contact Royer at x3-2438 or call the USPTA at (713) 97-USPTA.
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