Oct. 14, 2004
Senior Rita Monson's come-from-behind victory in the fifth game of the ninth and deciding match against Tufts helped the Engineers clinch a 5-4 victory over the visiting Jumbos. Despite racing to an early 5-0 lead, Monson faced match ball at 7-8, but battled back to win three straight points to take the game and match.
At the NISRA National Team Tournament, the Engineers fell to Denison, 8-1, in the opening match with sophomore Nadeem Mazen picking up the lone win. After a 9-0 sweep by Rochester, Tech dropped a 6-3 decision to Hamilton. Mazen earned his second win of the tournament while freshman Duncan Ma and sophomore Adam Bushashia posted victories.
Senior Rita Monson and freshman Duncan Ma represented Tech at the NISRA Individual National Tournament. Monson swept Ashley Eldredge (St. Lawrence) in the first round before falling to Annie Warner (Princeton) in five games in the second round. In a quarterfinal game in the consolation bracket, Monson defeated Melissa Lue Yen (Bates) in three games. She was then swept by Katia Stipinovick in the semifinals. On the men's side, Duncan Ma was defeated by No.1 and eventual champion Jacques Swanipoel (Trinity), 9-0, 9-1, 9-3. In the consolation bracket, he fell to Greg Vernick (GWU) in four games.