CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT Women's Tennis was narrowly defeated 5-4 by a visiting Mount Holyoke in a conference match today at duPont Tennis Courts. For two decades, the Engineers had won every match against Mount Holyoke; the Lyons' last win was during the 1989-90 campaign. Both teams now carry an overall and conference record of 1-1.
Leslie Hansen and Anastasia Vishnevetsky picked up MIT's only doubles point as they easily won their match, 8-2. Natalie Hsiang and Sarah Moore of Mount Holyoke won comfortably while it took a tiebreaker for Sarah London and Carly Pelitier to edge out their win.
In singles, Hansen and Vishnevetsky swept their respective matches without dropping a single game. Anisa McCree won her game in the No. 3 position to put the Engineers one win from securing the overall win. The Lyons, however, were up to the task and, with wins from My-Ling Nguyen, Heather Richardson, and Peltier, Mount Holyoke pulled out the narrow win.
MIT next hits the courts on the road against the Beavers of Babson College this Tuesday, September 29, at 3:30 p.m. Mount Holyoke pays a visit to Smith College on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
1. Leslie Hansen/Anastasia Vishnevetsky (MIT) def. Nahrhee Han/My-Linh Nguyen (MHC) 8-2
2. Natalie Hsiang/Sarah Moore (MHC) def. Anisa McCree/Alex Hall (MIT) 8-5
3. Sarah London/Carly Peltier (MHC) def. Kerry Weinberg/Jenny Dohlman (MIT) 9-8(2)
1. Leslie Hansen (MIT) def. Nahrhee Han (MHC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Anastasia Vishnevetsky (MIT) def. Sarah Moore (MHC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Anisa McCree (MIT) def. Sarah London (MHC) 6-3, 6-2
4. My-Linh Nguyen (MHC) def. Alex Hall (MIT) 7-6(4), 6-0
5. Heather Richardson (MHC) def. Jenny Dohlman (MIT) 6-1, 6-3
6. Carly Peltier (MHC) def. Kerry Weinberg (MIT) 6-4, 6-3
7. Rose Cantlin (MHC) def. Sonya Makhni (MIT) 6-3, 7-5
8. Unknown (MHC) def. Sheena Bhalla (MIT) 6-3, 7-6(6)
9. Caitlyn Pomeroy (MIT) def. Jessica Fiola (MHC) 8-0
10. Caitlyn Pomeroy (MIT) def. Maddie Chatz (MHC) 8-3