2012-13 MIT Women's Tennis Headlines

May 23, 2013
Quisenberry Wins First Match, Drops Second at NCAA Championships
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Making her second career appearance at the NCAA Division III Tennis Championships, junior Lauren Quisenberry (Corpus Christi, Texas) picked up her first-ever victory in the Individual Championships with an opening round win this morning at Kalamazoo College. Advancing to the Round of 16, she was then ousted from the tournament in a hard fought, three-set match.

May 11, 2013
Women’s Tennis Falls to Middlebury in Second Round of NCAA Tournament
FALMOUTH, Maine – Playing in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Tournament, No. 22 MIT took on No. 6 Middlebury this afternoon at the Falmouth Tennis Club. The Engineers played well, but the Panthers were able to escape with a key win in doubles as they advanced to the regional final with a 5-0 win.

May 10, 2013
MIT Defeats Simmons at NCAA Tournament
BRUNSWICK, Maine – Making its first appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament in 13 years, the No. 22 MIT women’s tennis team came up victorious in the first round of the tournament this afternoon. The Engineers won their first-ever first round match, defeating Simmons College 5-0 at Bowdoin College. MIT will move on to play No. 6 Middlebury College tomorrow afternoon.

May 8, 2013
MIT's Quisenberry and Zhang Invited to NCAA Tennis Tournament
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The list of the individuals who will be competing in the 2013 NCAA Division III Tennis Tournament were released on Wednesday afternoon, revealing the names of two MIT athletes. Junior Lauren Quisenberry (Corpus Christi, Texas) will represent the MIT women’s tennis team for the second time in her career, the last of which was in 2011, while senior Edwin Zhang (Falls Church, Va.) will be making his first nationals appearance.

May 6, 2013
MIT Women’s Tennis Opens Play in NCAA Division III Tournament Friday
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – After winning the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference title in October and claiming the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championships, the Engineers today saw their name in the bracket for the tournament that was released by the NCAA today. MIT will open play on Friday, May 10 when it takes on Simmons College in Brunswick, Maine.

April 28, 2013
MIT Powers Past Simmons on Senior Day
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its final regular season match, the No. 23 MIT women’s tennis team powered its way past Simmons College by a 9-0 score. It was also senior day for the Engineers, who honored seniors Bianca Dumitrascu (Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania), Caitlin Pomeroy (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) and Candace Wu (Yorba Linda, Calif.) prior to the match.

April 13, 2013
Women’s Tennis Get Past Brandeis, 6-3
WALTHAM, Mass. – MIT won a pair of doubles matches and four of the six singles matches as the No. 23 ranked Engineers scored a 6-3 win over No. 24 Brandeis University in women’s tennis play this afternoon. Junior Lauren Quisenberry (Corpus Christi, Texas) and sophomore Michelle Dutt (Gurnee, Ill.) each scored a pair of wins to lead MIT.

April 7, 2013
MIT Women's Tennis Upended by Trinity
WELLESLEY, Mass. - Playing against a ranked opponent for the third time in as many days at the 2013 Nor'Easter Bowl, the No. 21 MIT women's tennis team found itself on the short end of an 8-1 score against No. 24 Trinity (Conn.) College. The Engineers finished fourth in the eight-team tournament with the loss, with junior Lauren Quisenberry (Corpus Christi, Texas) scoring the lone point for MIT with a victory in singles play.

April 6, 2013
Engineers Fall to Skidmore, 6-3
WALTHAM, Mass. - Taking on a ranked opponent for a second straight day, the No. 21 MIT women's tennis team faced off against No. 20 Skidmore College in a semifinal match of the 2013 Nor'Easter Bowl hosted by Wellesley College. Trailing by one going into singles play the Engineers picked up wins in the top two singles flights, but Skidmore came out on top in the rest of the flights to pick up the 6-3 victory.

April 5, 2013
MIT Defeats Wellesley, 8-1, in First Round of Nor'Easter Bowl
WELLESLEY, Mass. - Playing against a familiar foe in the first round of the 2013 Nor'Easter Bowl, the MIT women's tennis team faced off against fellow NEWMAC member and host Wellesley College in the first round of the tournament. In a rematch of the conference tournament final in October, the No. 21 Engineers defeated the No. 28 Blue, 8-1.

March 29, 2013
Women’s Tennis Moves Up in National Rankings
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – It was announced on Thursday evening that the MIT women’s tennis team has moved up one spot to No. 21 in the latest national rankings released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. In the Northeast region, the Engineers are ranked ninth, while junior Lauren Quisenberry (Corpus Christi, Texas) and freshman Victoria Tam (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.) are 12th for doubles. The duo, which has played every match at No. 1, has a record of 9-3.

March 27, 2013
MIT Downs Caltech to Close out California Trip, 8-1
PASADENA, Calif. – The MIT women’s tennis team concluded its spring break trip to California today with a match at Caltech, in which the No. 22 Engineers swept the doubles matches and took five of the six singles contests to come away with an 8-1 win. MIT improved to 13-2 with the victory while Caltech fell to 4-6.

March 26, 2013
MIT Upended by #9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripts
CLAREMONT, Calif. – On its trip to California, the MIT women’s tennis team took on one of the nation’s best in #9 ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripts on Tuesday afternoon. The Engineers scored a pair of singles wins, but the Athenas took the remaining matches to score a 7-2 victory and hand MIT just its second loss this season.

March 24, 2013
Women’s Tennis Upends #18 Wisconsin-Whitewater in California
CLAREMONT, Calif. – It was a strong start of the spring season for the No. 22 MIT women’s tennis team on Sunday as the Engineers took on a pair of opponents on its spring break trip to California. MIT started with a 7-2 upset over No. 18 Wisconsin-Whitewater and then closed the day with a 9-0 victory over Whitworth. Playing in her home state, sophomore Vynnie Kong (Cupertino, Calif.) was victorious in both of her singles and doubles matches for the Engineers.

March 15, 2013
Women’s Tennis Starts Spring Season with No. 22 National Ranking
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After capturing the 2012 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference championship in the fall, the MIT’s women’s tennis team will start its spring season with a national ranking. After finishing the fall season at No. 21, the Engineers have been dropped one spot to No. 22 in the latest spring rankings released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association this week.

November 2, 2012
Women’s Tennis Earns National Ranking
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After completing a fall season that was culminated by a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference championship, the MIT women’s tennis team has been ranked No. 21 in the nation among NCAA Division III teams in first poll of the 2012-13 season.

October 30, 2012
Quisenberry, Tam Highlight 2012 NEWMAC Women’s Tennis Awards
BABSON PARK, Mass. – After winning the 2012 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Championship on Sunday, the MIT women’s tennis team was well represented on the 2012 All-Conference teams released by the league today. Topping the list was junior Lauren Quisenberry (Corpus Christi, Texas) who was selected as the NEWMAC Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Year, the second time she has won the award. Freshman Victoria Tam (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.) was named the Freshman of the Year and Head Coach Carol Matsuzaki was selected as the Coach of the Year. In all MIT led the NEWMAC with nine all-conference selections.

October 28, 2012
Women’s Tennis Claims NEWMAC Championship
NORTON, Mass. – MIT’s women’s tennis team completed a perfect season of play in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference today as the Engineers claimed the 2012 NEWMAC Championship with a 5-0 victory over defending champion Wellesley College. In a rematch of last season’s championship match, MIT reversed that decision to win its fourth conference crown and first since 2002. The victory also gave the Engineers the NEWMAC automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

October 27, 2012
Women’s Tennis Advances to NEWMAC Final With Win Over Wheaton
NORTON, Mass. – For a second straight year the MIT women’s tennis team will play for the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference championship. The Engineers advanced to tomorrow’s final with a 5-0 victory over host Wheaton College in a tournament semifinal match. MIT improved to 9-1 overall with the victory while Wheaton fell to 8-4.

October 22, 2012
Quisenberry Named NEWMAC Player of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the third time this season junior Lauren Quisenberry (Corpus Christi, Texas) has been named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference women’s tennis Singles Player of the Week. Quisenberry won a pair of matches last week for the Engineers to claim the award.

October 20, 2012
MIT Women’s Tennis Rolls Past Smith, Claims NEWMAC Regular Season Crown
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the final conference match of the season, the MIT women’s tennis team kept its record perfect with a 9-0 victory over Smith College at the DuPont Tennis courts this afternoon. With the win MIT claimed both the regular season conference championship and the No. 1 seed in next week’s NEWMAC Women’s Tennis Tournament.

October 16, 2012
MIT Women’s Tennis Blanks Wheaton
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On a blustery day on the DuPont Tennis Courts, the MIT women’s tennis team maintained its perfect record in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference as it blanked Wheaton College, 9-0. The Engineers improved to 7-1 overall and 5-0 in the NEWMAC while the Lyons fell to 6-3 overall and 3-3 in the conference.

October 14, 2012
Women’s Tennis Picks Up A Title at NEWITT
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – It was a strong showing for the MIT women’s tennis team at the New England Women’s Intercollegiate Tournament this weekend. A pair of Engineer duos made the finals of the B Flight of the tournament, with sophomore Vynnie Kong (Cupertino, Calif.) and freshman Meghana Vasireddy (Golden Valley, Minn.) coming out on top in the finals to claim the title.

October 9, 2012
MIT Women’s Tennis Rolls Past Babson, 7-2
BABSON PARK, Mass. – Playing on the road against a team with just one conference loss, the MIT women’s tennis team came out swinging at Babson where the Engineers broke open a close match in the singles competition to take a 7-2 victory. Freshman Sunnie Lampl (Bluemont, Va.) won in both doubles and singles, with her singles victory clinching the win for MIT.

October 6, 2012
Women’s Tennis Downs Clark, 7-2
WORCESTER, Mass. – With a sweep of the doubles matches to start off the day, the MIT women’s tennis team rode the momentum of the sweep to a 7-2 victory over Clark University this afternoon. Junior Julia Hsu (Knoxville, Tenn.) picked up wins in doubles and singles for the Engineers, including the match-clinching singles victory, the second straight match she has delivered the clinching win.

October 2, 2012
MIT Claims First In NEWMAC Standings with 6-3 Win at Wellesley
WELLESLEY, Mass. – In a battle that would determine first place in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference women's tennis standings, MIT came out swept the doubles matches against Wellesley College and then split the singles matches with the Blue to come away with a 6-3 victory.

October 1, 2012
Quisenberry, Tam Sweep NEWMAC Player of the Week Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A strong showing at this weekend's ITA New England Regional Championships by the MIT women's tennis team has given the Engineers a sweep of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference weekly women's tennis awards. Junior Lauren Quisenberry (Corpus Christi, Texas) won her second consecutive Singles Player of the Week award and teamed with freshman Victoria Tam (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.) for Doubles Team of the Week honors.

September 30, 2012
MIT Wraps Up Play at ITA Regional Championships
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Some of the best women's tennis players in the New England region were on the MIT campus this weekend as the Engineers hosted the 2012 USTA/ITA Division III Regional Championship. Included in the group were four players representing MIT. Junior Lauren Quisenberry (Corpus Christi, Texas) reached the Round of 16 in both singles and doubles play to lead the Engineers contingent.

September 24, 2012
Quisenberry Named NEWMAC Player of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After winning a pair of singles matches last week, junior Lauren Quisenberry (Corpus Christi, Texas) of the MIT women’s tennis team was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference singles Player of the Week the league announced today. It is the second time this season that an Engineer has won the award.

September 22, 2012
MIT Downs Mount Holyoke, 8-1
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – It was back to New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference play this afternoon for the MIT women’s tennis team. The Engineers kept their NEWMAC record perfect at 2-0 with an 8-1 win over Mount Holyoke College on the DuPont/Katz Tennis Courts. Senior Candace Wu (Yorba Linda, Calif.) scored the match-clinching win for MIT with a straight sets victory at No. 3 singles.

September 20, 2012
Tufts Edges MIT In Close, 5-4, Decision
MEDFORD, Mass. – It was a close one between cross-town rivals in women’s tennis as MIT made the short trip over to Tufts University for an afternoon, non-conference match with the Jumbos. In the end it was Tufts that came away with the close, 5-4, victory in its first match of the season. MIT fell to 2-1 with the loss. Senior Candace Wu (Yorba Linda, Calif.) picked up wins in both doubles and singles for the Engineers.

September 15, 2012
MIT Opens NEWMAC Play With 9-0 Win at Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – After tuning up for the start of conference play last week with a 9-0 win, the MIT women’s tennis team had the same result today as it opened New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference play with a 9-0 win at Springfield College. Junior Julia Hsu (Knoxville, Tenn.) picked up the match-clinching win for No. 30 MIT with a victory in her singles match.

September 10, 2012
MIT Sweeps NEWMAC Weekly Women’s Tennis Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After an impressive, 9-0, win to start the season against Assumption College on Saturday, the MIT women’s tennis team saw three of its players sweep the first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference weekly women’s tennis awards of the season.

September 8, 2012
Women’s Tennis Opens Season with Win Over Assumption
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – It was a fine start to the 2012-12 season for the No. 30 MIT women’s tennis team as the Engineers downed Assumption College by a final of 9-0. Junior Lauren Quisenberry (Corpus Christi, Texas) and freshman Victoria Tam (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.) got things started for MIT with an 8-0 win at No. 1 doubles.

August 15, 2012
MIT Women’s Tennis Fall Schedule Set
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Fall is conference season for the women’s tennis team at MIT and the Engineers are set to begin competition for the 2012-13 season the weekend after Labor Day. MIT, which finished the 2011-12 season tied for No. 30 in the final ITA rankings of the season, will open the fall portion of its 2012-13 season at home when it hosts Assumption College at September 8.

July 25, 2012
MIT Tennis Teams Honored by ITA for Academic Success
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Academic success continued in 2011-12 for the MIT men's and women's tennis teams, as both earned All-Academic Team honors the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has announced. It marks the fourth straight year that MIT was the only New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) school to have both men's and women's tennis earn the distinction.