Last Wednesday MIT Women’s Tennis had a long match against Brandeis University. The number one team of Lauren C. Quisenberry ’14 and Candace L. Wu ’14 lost 8-3 to their opponents. The number two doubles team of Julia C. Hsu ’14 and Bianca M. Dumitrascu ’13 dominated the court and won their match 8-4. The doubles team of Melissa A. Diskin ’11 and Katharine A. O’Neal ’14 defeated their opponents 8-5, giving MIT a 2-1 lead.
In singles, Wu destroyed her opponent 6-1, 6-1, while Quisenberry made quick work of her opponent and won 6-2, 6-3. Dumitrascu lost 6-2, 6-2, making the score 4-2. The rest of the matches were longer and close in competition. Hsu came back from losing the first set to win in three, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5. O’Neal took the first set in the tiebreaker and then lost the second set. She took the match in the third set tie break, winning 7-6(4), 2-6, 10-7. Diskin lost the first set but took the second set in a tiebreaker. She ended up losing the match in a third set tie break 5-7, 7-6(5), 10-3. This gave MIT the win with a score of 6-3.
Saturday was senior day for the team, who honored their four seniors Sonya Makhni ’11, Jenny C. Dohlman ’11, Diskin, and Jennifer A. Rees ’11, after which the match against Simmons commenced.
Quisenberry and Wu dominated the court and defeated their opponents 8-3. Next off was the team of Hsu and Diskin, who played a tough match with both teams attacking the net. They lost in the tiebreak 9-8(2). Dohlman and Rees also had a tough match but pulled it out in the tiebreak with 9-8(2). This gave MIT the lead 2-1. Wu and Hsu both took care of business and won their matches 6-0, 6-0. Quisenberry also had a decisive match, winning hers 6-1, 6-2. Dohlman played a tough match and lost 6-0, 6-1. Trinity P. Leonard ’13 in exhibition played well and defeated her opponent 8-2. Diskin came back after losing the first set. She took it to a third set where she won 3-6, 6-1, 7-5. Rees played a long match but ended winning 6-2, 6-1. This gave MIT the win of 7-2.
This spring season, MIT has gone undefeated, which has not happened for years. They have one more away match next weekend against Trinity.