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MIT Women's Tennis Team Loses Hard Match to Colby

By Mealani Nakamura
Team Member

The women's tennis team sweated out a tough 36 loss against Colby College. Kelly Koskelin '02 and Mealani Nakamura '00 earned the first of three points at first doubles with a score of 86. Jessica Hall '02 and Nisha Singh '00 played well at second, but lost 68, as did Yi-Ning Cheng '02 and Shikha Gupta '01 at third, who lost 28. Divya Bhat '02 and Priscilla Cheung '02 lost at fourth 38.

At first singles, Nakamura lost in three sets, 62, 67, 16. Her partner Koskelin fared much better at second singles, earning the second point for MIT in straight sets, 63, 61. Hall bounced back from her loss in doubles and snatched the third point with a 64, 62. Singh at fourth and Cheng at fifth played tough, but both lost 16, 16. Gupta in sixth singles and Cheung at eighth hustled and played hard, but lost 46, 06, and 26, 06 respectively. Finally, at seventh singles, in the longest match of the day, Bhat ran her opponent around for three sets, and triumphed 76, 67, 76.