Playing at home, the MIT women’s tennis team kept its win streak to start the 2014-15 season alive Saturday, September 20 as the Engineers defeated Mount Holyoke College, 9-0, in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference match. It was the second straight match in which the Engineers did not allow its opponent to score a point.
MIT (4-0, 4-0 NEWMAC) quickly took a 3-0 advantage in the contest, winning all three doubles matches. The Engineers got on the board when its No. 2 team of Michelle M. Dutt ’15 and Sonya A. Das ’18 took an 8-2 decision over Sarah Anischik and Amy Chen. MIT then completed the doubles sweep when its No. 1 pairing of Elysa M. Kohrs ’17 and Victoria Tam ’16 took an 8-2 win over Margaux Holloschutz and Ishita Tibrewal.
MIT then went on to take all of the singles matches to complete the sweep of the Lyons. Tam took the first point in singles play, defeating Anischik in a 6-0, 6-1 decision. Kohrs then won the decisive fifth point of the day for the Engineers, winning her No. 1 matchup with Holloschutz by a final score of 6-0, 6-0.
Das wrapped things up for MIT at No. 3, scoring a 6-0, 6-3 win. Also picking up straight sets victories for the Engineers were Wendi J. Kong ’17 at No. 4, Cindy R. Liu ’18 at No. 5 and Krystal Y. Lai ’17 at No. 6.
MIT will return to action on Tuesday, September 23 when the Engineers will host Babson College in a NEWMAC match at 4 p.m. Mount Holyoke will also play on Tuesday, making the trip to Smith College for a 5 p.m. match.