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Engineers to go for NCAA championship

Men's tennis team

goes to NCAA finals

for first time

The men's tennis team has qualified for the first time as a team for the NCAA Division III national championships which will be held May 13-19 in Los Angeles. The Engineers also qualified four athletes for the individual championships held in conjunction with the team event.

Top-ranked singles player Alexis Photiades '91 was the top seed from the New England region, while second single Manish Bhatia '93 also qualified. The number one doubles team of Ken Peng '92 and Alan Walpole '94 also qualified for the individual championship.

MIT captured the New England Division III championship last week with a 7-2 win over Amherst College. The two teams entered the match tied at the top of the New England rankings, with Amherst having won 24 consecutive matches over the past two years.

In the feature match Photiades defeated his opponent from Amherst in straight sets. Photiades, who is ranked 10th in the nation in Division III, upset Amherst's top singles player, who had been sixth in the national rankings entering the match. The Engineers have raised their year long record to 15-5, with a 10-game winning streak.

Golfers end winning

season despite

fall to Harvard

The golf team ended its spring season on Saturday with a loss to Harvard -- a disappointing close to a tough season. The Engineers finished the season at 12-9, their 17th consecutive winning season.

"We were not scoring well. It has been kind of tough to get in a winning season," Coach Jack Barry said. "We were lucky enough that some of the other teams we played were not having up seasons."

MIT lost to Harvard on Saturday, 399-442. Bates finished third with 446.

Last Monday, the Engineers placed second behind Carnegie Mellon University at the Engineer's Cup. The medalist for the event was MIT captain Wataru Yamaguchi '92 who shot an 81.

The top three finishers were CMU 343, MIT 349 and Worcester Polytechnic Institute 369.

Barry hopes for a solid season next year, despite the loss of David Hailey '91 and T. J. Shea '91.

Women's novice crew

strokes past UConn

at Worcester meet

The women's novice crew team defended its crown for the fourth straight year last weekend at a meet in Worcester, MA.

The crew for the race was Anne Canaday, Megan Jasek '94, Tiina Hameenanttila '94, stroke Tracy Adams '94 and cox Candice Clug '94. The team finished first in the morning heats by 30 seconds, at 8:14. In the afternoon final the Engineers beat the University of Connecticut 8:12 to 8:17.

Robinson vaults to top

at NCAA track finals

Freshman Matt Robinson was the only Engineer to come away from last weekend's New England Division III Championships with a first place finish. Robinson won the pole vault competition in the meet with a height of 14 feet, 3 inches. MIT placed second to Williams College in the overall competition.

Tomlinson, ranked

for scoring, also

cleans boards

The final NCAA Division III basketball statistics have recently been released, and senior Dave Tomlinson has earned a place on both the scoring and rebounding lists. Tomlinson's 13.4 rebounds per game tied him for third place in the nation and his 22.7 points per game scoring average placed him 25th in the country.

Polo players honored

by NCAA coaches

Two water polo players have been named to the American Water Polo Coaches NCAA Division III water polo team. Lon van Geloven '91 was a first team selection, while senior Will Schnorr was a second team pick.

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