Tennis Earns Third Flawless WinBy Caroline Tien
Once again, the women’s tennis team showed no mercy against their opponents, winning 9-0 for the third time in a row. The MIT players showed incredible patience, finesse, and tactic when pitted against Clark University on Tuesday.
The afternoon opened with three straight doubles wins. Julie J. Koo ’03 and Larisa M. Egloff ’04 blasted their opponents away with an 8-2 victory. Next to them, Ann Hsing ’02 and Shima Rayej ’04 fired powerful shots to win 8-3. Caroline Tien ’04 and Jessica Hall ’02 walked off the courts with an 8-0 win a mere 25 minutes after starting their match.
Very little changed as MIT showed the same aggression in singles matches. Due to Koo’s injured shoulder, Rayej stepped up to the first singles position, and showed that size did not matter in a 6-3, 6-2 win. Not to be outdone, Egloff launched bullet-like serves into the corners of the service box to win 6-0, 6-0. Despite having very little power to hit off of, Tien decisively blew her opponent away 6-0, 6-1. On the adjacent court, Hall used her precise backhands to win 6-0, 6-1. Jaclyn E. Cichon ’05 also won 6-0, 6-0, and Ruby J. Pai ’04 claimed victory 6-1, 6-0, despite a still bothersome sprained ankle.