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Women's Tennis Victorious over Harvard

By Carol Matsuzaki
Team Member

The women's tennis team ended its season in winning style by defeating the Harvard University junior varsity for the first time ever, by a 72 score.

MIT went into this match focused on playing good, solid tennis in this last team match of the season. For seniors Miranda Fan '95, Sejal Shah '95, and Carol Matsuzaki '95, it was their last team match of their MIT tennis careers.

At the top singles position, Matsuzaki completely dominated her opponent and went on to win easily, 62, 62. At second singles, Lily Koo '97 barely edged out her opponent 75 in the first set, and then went on to crush her 61 in the second set.

Nora Humphrey '98 kept the score close in the first set, but fell 64, 61 at the third singles position. After being down a set and 14 in the second set, Seetha Ramnath '96 played with controlled intensity and patience to take the match 46, 76(86), 62.

Fan was also involved in quite a battle at the number five position, barely losing the match, 75, 46, 64. Shah played magnificent tennis and took the match handily 60, 64. Thus, the Engineers were up 42 going into the doubles portion of the dual match.

MIT dominated all aspects of doubles play as it out-served, out-volleyed, and simply crushed its opponents at all three doubles positions.

First doubles pair Matsuzaki and Humphrey won 84; Koo and Ramnath were victorious at the number two position with a score of 84; the third doubles pair of Fan and Shah defeated their opponents 86.

The final event of the season is the New England Showcase to be held at Wellesley College. Humphrey, Koo, and Matsuzaki will compete.