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Water Polo Finishes Season with BC Win

By RogerCrosley
Director of Sports Information

The men's water polo team completed its most successful season ever last weekend when the Engineers defeated Boston Col-lege 117 in the College Water Polo Association Eastern Cham-pionship tournament. The Engineers completed the season with a 148 (.636) record. Only the 1982 team came close to the 1997 record, with a 1481 (.630) record.


In men's tennis, the doubles team of Eric Chen '00 and Jim Matysczak '99 won two of three matches at the Rolex Small College National Championships in Memphis, Tenn. Matysczak and Chen dropped their first match to a team from Trinity University (16, 46) which won the national title. Chen and Matysczak then rallied to defeat teams from Averitt College - 67 (5), 61, 64 - and Swarthmore College (62, 63).

The women's tennis team is currently ranked seventh in the latest New England Division III poll. The Engineers have compiled a 64 record and placed second in the New England Women's 8 Conference standings.


This week is playoff week for most New England Women's 8 sports. On Wednesday the soccer team will travel to Wellesley College for a 2:30 p.m. contest, while on Thursday the field hockey team will go to Clark University for it's first-round match at 3 p.m.

Then, on Saturday (12 p.m. and 2 p.m.)and Sunday (1 p.m.), MIT will host the NEW8 field hockey championship tournament. Also on Saturday the NEW8 cross country championship will be run at WPI at 12 p.m.