CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women's tennis team won their ninth straight game on Wednesday afternoon by beating the Brandeis Judges 6-3. Despite a loss by its first doubles team, MIT was too much for the Judges at DuPont tennis courts in a marathon match that took six and a half hours to finish.
Lauren Quisenberry and Candace Wu suffered their first loss together in their nine matches at first doubles, losing to Faith Broderick and Rachel Rosman by an 8-3 score. They would each get revenge in singles play as Quisenberry took care of Rosman 6-2, 6-3, while Wu easily handled Broderick by matching 6-1 sets.
Julia Hsu was taken to three sets by Mackenzie Gallegos but was able to emerge with a 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 victory. Her doubles partner Bianca Dumitrascu was not as lucky, falling by a pair of 6-2 scores to Allyson Bernstein. Dumitrascu and Hsu had already paired to beat Gallegos and Nina Levine 8-4 at second doubles. Levine was able to beat Melissa Diskin at sixth singles, but Katie O'Neal, who had paired with Diskin for an 8-5 win at third doubles, was also able to grab a point at fifth singles. O'Neal beat Alexa Katz in three sets, 7-6, 2-6, 10-7.
MIT improves to 14-4 on the season and will prepare to host Simmons College at 1:00 PM on Saturday. Brandeis falls to 10-7 on the season. They will travel to Washington University in St. Louis this weekend for the UAA Championships, which begins with a Friday meeting with Carnegie Mellon.