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MIT Women's Tennis Team Drops Tough Match to Tufts Despite Strong Effort by Nakamura

By Nisha Singh
Team Captain

The MIT women's tennis team travelled to Tufts on Saturday for a non-conference match against their perennial rivals. Though the team fought hard against a tough Tufts team and blustery conditions, they ultimately lost 63.

In doubles, the first team of Mealani Nakamura '00 and Kelly Koskelin '02 played a terrific match, winning easily by a score of 82. Unfortunately, their teammates did not fare so well as Tufts showed its depth. Jessica Hall '02 and Nisha Singh '00 lost 82 at second doubles, while the third doubles team of Yi-Ning Cheng '02 and Shikha Gupta '01 lost 83. Priscilla Cheung '02 and Lisa Dang '01 lost by the same score.

In singles, Nakamura and Koskelin won easily, 61, 60 and 62, 61 at first and second singles, respectively. However, the rest of the team struggled. Hall lost 63, 61 at third singles, and Singh fell 60, 60. Cheng lost 61, 60 at fifth singles, and Gupta was defeated 62, 63 at the sixth position. Cheung and Dang lost at seventh and eighth singles, 61, 61 and 61, 63, respectively.