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Women's Tennis Claims Victory over Mt. Holyoke

By Carol Matsuzaki
Team Member
South Hadley, Mass.

The women's tennis team traveled to Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA last Saturday, and claimed a solid, domineering victory with a 72 score. The Engineers showed that they have what it takes to close out a match with conviction.

MIT continues to be one of the teams to beat in the New England Women's Eight Conference, with a 30 conference record.

In doubles play, the first doubles team of Carol Matsuzaki '95 and Miranda Fan '95 started out a little rough, falling into a 37 deficit. They regrouped and came back to tie it at 88. They were edged out and denied in the tiebreaker, 97.

At second doubles, the team of Seetha Ramnath '96 and Sarah Kringer '97 played beautiful, exciting doubles as they took an 84 victory. Third doubles team Bobby Kommineni '97 and Lily Koo '97 had no problem in disposing of their opponents, 81.

Fourth doubles team Sejal Shah '95 and Nora Humphrey '98 completely eighty-sixed their opponents in an 86 win.

At first singles, Matsuzaki ran into a little tentativeness in the beginning, barely winning the first set 76 (73), but managed to overcome it in the second with a 61 win.

At second singles, Ramnath played a close first set but lost the match, 75, 61. At third singles, Fan played with confidence and tenacity, and stomped on her opponent, 64, 61. Fourth singles player Koo won, 60, 62.

Kommineni, at fifth singles, ran into a little trouble in the second set, losing 61, after winning the first set 62. She fought back to claim the third set, 61. Sixth singles player Kringer had no trouble, winning, 62, 61.

At seventh and eighth singles, Humphrey and Shah each won easy victories, 81 and 80.

The team plays its next home match on Thursday against NEW-8 Babson College.