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Volleyball Rockets To 8th in Division III

By Roger Crosley
Director of Sports Information

The women's volleyball team is ranked eighth in the most recent New England Division III poll. The Engineers have compiled a 85 record, and last weekend finished as runner-up to Springfield College at the Bates College Invitational. Betsy Sailhamer '99 was named to the all-tournament team. Sailhamer was also named to the all-tournament team in the previous weekend's MIT Invitational along with teammate Jill Eich '99.

Men's tennis

The men's doubles tennis team of Jim Matysczak '99 and Eric Chen '00 finished as runners-up in the Rolex New England Division III Championships. Matysczak and Chen dropped a 16, 76 (4), 57 decision to a team from Williams College which is the defending national champions. Each player also advanced to the quarterfinal round in singles play.

Crew

MIT crews were in action over the past weekend and the lightweight varsity 8 came home with the championship of the Textile River Regatta. The Engineers captured first place by one second over UMass-Amherst over the three-mile course. The women's varsity 8 was seventh in the Club 8 category. At the Head of the Ohio Regatta, the MIT heavyweight crew finished second to Cornell University. The squad was less than 6.4 seconds behind the Big Red over the 2-1/2 mile course. The Engineers also finished as runner-up to Cornell in the 500-meter dash by 2.6 seconds.

Cross country

MIT hosted the NCAA Division III Pre-National Invitational cross country meet last weekend and MIT runners Janis Eisenberg '98 and Mike Parkins '99 each placed in the near the top of their respective categories. Eisenberg was seventh among the women covering the 3.1 mile course in 18:43. The women's team finished 12th of the 17 teams involved. Parkins 12th place led the men to a 6th place finish among the 15 teams in the men's race. He covered the five mile course in 25:16 for a personal best mark. The men's team is currently ranked 20th in the latest national Division III poll.