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W. tennis continues to excel

By Pratima Rao

The MIT women's varsity tennis team continued their outstanding season performance this past week by defeating both Brandeis University and Babson College. In addition, two members of the team advanced to the doubles finals in the Women's Rolex Tournament over the weekend.

On Tuesday, the MIT women avenged last year's loss by decisively beating Brandeis by a score of 8-1. The Engineers played well in this important conference match, bringing their overall season record to to 6-2.

The Babson College Beavers proved to be no match for the Engineers in Thursday's match. MIT won every individual match, making the final score 7-0.

Over the weekend, Valerie Tan '94 and Freddie Turner '95 represented MIT at the Women's Rolex Tournament, held at Wellesley College. Thirty-two of the top college women tennis players from the New England region participated in the tournament.

The doubles team of Tan and Turner played well, defeating three other doubles teams to reach the tournament's finals, held on Sunday. Despite a valiant effort by Tan and Turner, the team fell to the number one doubles team from Wellesley, 2-6, 1-6. This was the first time that an MIT women's team has made the finals of the Rolex tournament. Coach Candy Royer said she was pleased with the team's performance.

Pratima Rao '92 is a co-captain of the women's tennis team.