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Women's Tennis Slams Vassar, 6-3

By Carol Matsuzaki
Team Member

The women's tennis team traveled to Poughkeepsie, New York last Saturday for their spring season opening match against Vassar College. The team looked to avenge last year's loss and did so in a stellar 63 win.

"We had solid performances from no. 1 all the way to no. 6 in both singles and doubles," said Head Coach Katie McNamara.

The dual match started with the doubles partners. Third doubles pair Sarah Kringer '97 and Pardis Sabeti '97 cruised through their opponents in an 82 slaughter to give MIT its first point.

However, Carol Matsuzaki '96 and Seetha Ramnath '96 could not bring home their point at first doubles as they lost their match 86.

At second doubles, Nora Humphrey '98 and Angela Mislowsky '99 came through under pressure with an 86 win to give MIT a 21 edge going into the singles portion of the dual match.

Kringer earned MIT its third point with a 64, 63 victory at fourth singles. However, Sabeti had a tough match and lost 63, 63 at sixth singles, which brought the overall score to 32 with 4 matches still in progress. At third singles, Humphrey had a close first set but went on a rampage and crushed her opponent 64, 62, giving MIT a 42 lead.

Mislowsky clinched the MIT team win at second singles with an intense 64, 64 win.

Co-captains Ramnath and Matsuzaki were still out on the courts, both involved in three set matches. At fifth singles, Ramnath started out on fire as she won the first set in a matter of minutes, but her opponent put it together in the second and third sets to win the match 26, 63, 61.

At first singles, Matsuzaki, who was eager to avenge her straight set loss from last year, played with good intensity throughout the match and snatched a 64, 46, 63 victory from her opponent, finalizing the dual match score with MIT 6, Vassar 3.

Coach McNamara was quite pleased with each individual's contribution to the win. "The Vassar match was our best team match to date," she said.

The team's next home match is coming up on Wednesday at the duPont Tennis Courts.