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.

MIT officially opened its spring season in California on its Spring Trip this past week, returning to New England four days later with a record of 3-1. Freshman Meghana Vasireddy (Golden Valley, Minn.) was victorious in all of her singles matches, playing the majority of her matches at No. 5 and 6 but winning the final match at No. 3. Sophomore Vynnie Kong (Cupertino, Calif.) defeated all but one of her opponents, winning her final match at No. 1 with scores of 6-3, 6-1.

Quisenberry and Tam went 2-2 in doubles, falling to Wisconsin-Whitewater and Claremont-Mudd-Scripts, but picking up wins against Cal Tech and Whitworth.

The Engineers will next compete in the Wellesley Invitational, which will take place from Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7.