Tennis Team Returns with National Division III ChampionshipBy Roger Crosley
sports information office
The men's doubles tennis team of Jay Muelhoefer '94 and Alan Walpole '94 returned from the Rolex National Small College Tennis Championships with the national Division III doubles championship. Muelhoefer and Walpole defeated Brent Poss and Chris Zolas of Trinity University in straight sets (6-3, 6-3), Andy Paley and Drew Fernelius of St. Thomas College 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, and took the title with a straight set 6-1, 6-2 victory over Dave Broderick and Stephen Ellis of Rowan College.
The passing combination of wide receiver Roddy Tranum '93 and quarterback Alix Sgouros '95 continue to set Institute records. Tranum set the single season reception yardage mark with a 56-yard effort in Saturday's loss to Nichols College. Tranum has amassed 657 yards in 1992 with two games remaining. He also caught eight passes Saturday to become the first MIT receiver to break 50 catches in a season (52).
Sgouros completed 13 of 24 passes Saturday. The 24 attempts gave Sgouros the single season record for passing attempts, with 169. The 13 completions enabled Sgouros to top the mark of Bruce Wrobel set in 1979. Sgouros now has 84 completions on the season. Additionally, Sgouros is only 10 yards behind Wrobel's record for passing yards gained in a single season.
Men's cross country
The men's cross country team was crowned champion of the Constitution Athletic Conference with a victory over Coast Guard, Babson, Norwich and WPI.
MIT placed four of the top five runners in the competition with Ethan Crain '95 claiming the individual title. Crain broke the existing course record on the Babson College layout by 31 seconds, covering the five mile course in 26:26.
MIT won the Northern Region Division III Championship Tournament. The Engineers defeated 10 other teams in the competition, held at the Alumni Pool.
The women's soccer team defeated Clark University 1-0 on Saturday, upping its record to 11-4-0. The 11 wins are the most ever by an MIT women's soccer team.
Volleyball player Coleen Kaiser '94 has been named to the All-Tournament team at the Volleyball Hall of Fame Invitational Tournament held last weekend at Smith and Mount Holyoke colleges. Kaiser has been on the all-tournament team at each of the cour tournaments MIT has played in this season.