MIT Women’s Tennis fell short in its match against cross-town rival Tufts University with a score of 4-5, putting MIT at 2-1 for the season thus far. Senior Candace Wu secured two wins for the team, winning both her singles and doubles matches. Though Tufts won the opening point with an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles, MIT tied things up when Wu and junior Julia C. Hsu defeated Tuft’s No. 2 team with an 8-6 win. Tufts pulled away for the first round of doubles with a close win of 9-7 at No. 3. Lauren C. Quisenberry ’14 brought the Engineers back to within a point after scoring a 6-2, 6-2 victory at No. 1. Likewise, Vynnie J. Kong ’15 finished off her No. 2 match with a 6-4, 7-5 win. However, a pair of wins in the Nos. 4 and 6 secured the win for Tufts.
Despite their recent loss to Tufts, the Engineers remained strong and kept their NEWMAC record perfect at 2-0 with an 8-1 win over Mount Holyoke College this last Saturday. Wu scored the match-clinging win for MIT with a victory at No. 3 singles. The Engineers breezed through the first round of doubles with Quisenberry and Victoria Tam ’16 winning 8-3 in the No. 1 match. MIT took the No. 2 match, 8-2, and the No. 3 match, 8-1. Playing at No. 1 singles, Quisenberry gained yet another point for the Engineers with a score of 6-0, 6-2. Wu then scored the clenching win taking a 6-2, 6-1 decision. Kong followed with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph widening the gap between MIT and Mount Holyoke even further. Mount Holyoke barely scraped by with one victory at No. 6 with Ava Soleimany ’16 losing with a 7-5, 6-0 score. MIT Women’s Tennis will step away from NEWMAC play next weekend when it hosts the ITA Regional Championship in Cambridge.