MIT Bounces Clark in Women's Tennis

Worcester, Mass. – Behind a powerful display during doubles and singles action, visiting MIT defeated host Clark 8-1 in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's tennis action on Saturday afternoon.

 The Engineers swept through doubles play winning all three matches in relatively easy fashion including an 8-2 win by Lauren Quisenberry and Julia Hsu at No. 1.

Quisenberry also handed Gaby Suriano her first-ever loss in singles action with a straight set win at No. 1 by a 6-4, 6-2 score. Hsu took care of business in second singles, allowing only one game in a 6-1, 6-0 victory.

Melissa Diskin was was able to outlast Maggie Swann at No. 4 singles. After winning the first set 14-12 in a tiebreak, Diskin crusied to a 6-1 second set victory to grab the point for MIT.

Clark's lone victory came at No. 3 singles with Olivia Levine taking a three set win over Hillary Jenny. Levine won the first set 6-1 but Jenny fought back to a 6-3 victory to even the match. In a hard fought third set, Levine edged out Jenny in a 13-11 tiebreak to prevent the shutout for the Cougars.

At 2-0 overall, MIT returns to the court on Tuesday when they will visit Babson College. The 3-3 Clark Cougars are also back in action Tuesday when they host Springfield College.

 

The final results from Saturday's match, including exhibition matches:

Tennis Match Results

MIT vs Clark University

09/25/2010 at Worcester, Mass.

(Corash Tennis Courts)

MIT 8, Clark University 1

Singles competition

1. Lauren Quisenberry (MIT) def. Gaby Suriano (CLK) 6-4, 6-3

2. Julia Hsu (MIT) def. Sarah Sachs (CLK) 6-1, 6-0

3. Katie O'Neal (MIT) def. Julia Bergeron (CLK) 6-2, 6-2

4. Melissa Diskin (MIT) def. Maggie Swann (CLK) 7-6 (12-14), 6-1

5. Olivia Levine (CLK) def. Hillary Jenny (MIT) 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (11-13)

6. Jen Ress (MIT) def. Emily Schweitzer (CLK) 6-4, 6-2

7. Jenny Dohlman (MIT) won 6-2, 6-1

8. Sonya Makhni (MIT) lost 8-4

9. Sonya Makhni (MIT) won 6-3, 6-3

10. Caitlin Pomeroy (MIT) won 6-3, 6-1

 

Doubles competition

1. Lauren Quisenberry/Julia Hsu (MIT) def. Gaby Suriano/Sarah Sachs (CLK) 8-2

2. Melissa Diskin/Katie O'Neal (MIT) def. Emily Schweitzer/Julia Bergeron (CLK) 8-2

3. Jenny Dohlman/Jen Ress (MIT) def. Maggie Swann/Olivia Levine (CLK) 8-6

4. Hillary Jenny/Caitlin Pomery (MIT) won 8-3

 

Match Notes:

MIT 2-0, 2-0 NEWMAC

Clark University 3-3, 0-1 NEWMAC

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