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Tennis finishes NEWMAC strong with Wheaton College win

MIT’s women’s tennis team finished off a fine NEWMAC conference season Monday as the No. 22 Engineers took a 6-3 win at Wheaton College. MIT picked up key wins in all three doubles matches as it ran its record to 6-2 overall and 6-1 in the NEWMAC.

MIT put in a strong effort in doubles play, which turned out to be a deciding factor in the outcome of the match. In the split of the singles matches MIT picked up victories at Nos. 2, 4 and 5 to secure the win.

Wheaton picked up its first point of the day at the No. 1 position. The other two matches turned out to be the most closely contested of the match, with both going the Lyons way.

MIT will play at the NEWITT Tournament that will be hosted by Amherst College on Oct. 14–16 before moving on to play in the NEWMAC Tournament Oct. 22–23. The Engineers will be the number two seed in the tournament.

—Phil Hess, DAPER staff