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Subvarsity Tennis Edges Out Simmons

By Carol Matsuzaki

The women's subvarsity tennis team played their final home match against Simmons College's varsity team. The match came down to the wire as the Engineers came out on top, 54.

At first doubles, the duo of Smriti Banthia '99 and Kosanna Poon '01 fell to Simmons 83. At second doubles the pair of Sarah Chalos '01 and Linda Huang '00 were victorious 82 as a result of smart shotmaking and overall consistency. MIT defaulted third doubles and sixth singles due to a lack of players.

Going into the singles competition of the match down 13, Huang was the first to come off the court with a point for MIT, winning 61, 62. Banthia, however, lost 64, 64, giving Simmons a 42 lead. Effy Klopfer '02 kept the Engineers in the match with a spectacular 63, 26, 61 win which experienced many momentum changes. Chalos was the next one off, with a 61, 62 win, which tied the match score at 44. Poon, after losing the first set 36, used her patience, speed and superior mental and physical fitness to overcome her opponent 36, 62, 76(86) to give MIT its fifth and winning point.