2013-14 MIT Women's Tennis News

  • Women’s Tennis Freshman Class Receives Top-10 Ranking
    June 21, 2014
    Women’s Tennis Freshman Class Receives Top-10 Ranking CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For a fourth straight year the MIT women’s tennis program has seen its incoming freshman class of student-athletes ranked among the top-10 in the nation, with the class of 2018 ranked No. 8 in the nation in Division III by TennisRecruiting.net.
  • Kohrs Defeated in Quarterfinals at NCAA Championships
    May 23, 2014
    Kohrs Defeated in Quarterfinals at NCAA Championships CLAREMONT, Calif. – After winning a pair of matches yesterday at the 2014 NCAA Division III Women's Singles Tennis Championships, freshman Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) was defeated in the quarterfinals of the tournament today in California.
  • Kohrs Advances to Quarterfinals at NCAA Championships
    May 22, 2014
    Kohrs Advances to Quarterfinals at NCAA Championships CLAREMONT, Calif. – Opening play at the 2014 NCAA Division III Women's Singles Tennis Championships, freshman Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) made a strong first impression, winning both of her matches to advance to the quarterfinals of the 64-player tournament.
  • MIT Falls to Amherst at NCAA Tournament
    May 10, 2014
    MIT Falls to Amherst at NCAA Tournament WINDSOR, Conn. – A strong run in the 2014 NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championships came to an end today for the No. 13 MIT women’s tennis team as they were defeated in the third round of the tournament by No. 2 Amherst College, 5-0.
  • Engineers Advance to Third Round of NCAA Tournament With Win Over Simmons
    May 09, 2014
    Engineers Advance to Third Round of NCAA Tournament With Win Over Simmons WINDSOR, Conn. – For a second straight year the No. 13 MIT women’s tennis team faced off against Simmons College in their first match in the NCAA Tournament, and for a second straight year the result was the same as the Engineers scored a 5-0 victory to advance to the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championships. Sophomore Victoria Tam (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.) was one of two players to pick up two wins for MIT.
  • Kohrs Selected to Play at NCAA Individual Championships
    May 07, 2014
    Kohrs Selected to Play at NCAA Individual Championships INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Freshman Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) will be getting a chance to play in her home state of California this season, with the announcement today that she has been selected to participate in the 2014 NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championships in the singles competition. It is the second consecutive year that and Engineer has been selected to participate in the Championships.
  • MIT's Men's and Women's Tennis Prepare for NCAAs
    May 05, 2014
    MIT's Men's and Women's Tennis Prepare for NCAAs CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After the MIT men’s and women’s tennis teams defended their New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament titles and earned automatic bids to the NCAA Division III Championships, both squads of Engineers saw their names on the brackets for the tournament that were released by the NCAA on Monday.
  • Women’s Tennis Downs Simmons on Senior Day
    April 25, 2014
    Women’s Tennis Downs Simmons on Senior Day CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Taking the court for the final time in the regular season, the 13th ranked MIT women’s tennis team took on Simmons College from just across the Charles River and defeated the Sharks, 9-0. The Engineers also honored their two seniors, Lauren Quisenberry (Corpus Christy, Texas) and Julia Hsu (Knoxville, Tenn.), prior to the start of the match.
  • #13 MIT Defeats Brandeis, 8-1, in Women’s Tennis
    April 22, 2014
    #13 MIT Defeats Brandeis, 8-1, in Women’s Tennis CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For a second straight match, the 13th-ranked MIT women’s tennis team defeated a ranked opponent by an 8-1 score. This time the Engineers took care of 22nd ranked Brandeis University on the DuPont Tennis courts, winning two of three in doubles before clinching the match by taking all six singles contests.
  • Women’s Tennis Downs Vassar, 8-1
    April 19, 2014
    Women’s Tennis Downs Vassar, 8-1 POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – MIT’s 13th-ranked women’s tennis team completed a quick two-day trip on a successful note today when the Engineers defeated No. 29 Vassar College, 8-1. Sophomore Victoria Tam (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.) and freshman Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) teamed for a doubles win and also scored singles victories to lead MIT to the victory.
  • No. 1 Williams Women’s Tennis Team Upends MIT
    April 18, 2014
    No. 1 Williams Women’s Tennis Team Upends MIT WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Taking on its second straight opponent ranked in the top five in the nation, the No. 13 MIT women’s tennis team took on No. 1 Williams this afternoon on the road. The Ephs did not allow the Engineers a point, blanking them by a final of 9-0.
  • Women’s Tennis Falls In Nor’easter Bowl Finals
    April 06, 2014
    Women’s Tennis Falls In Nor’easter Bowl Finals WALTHAM, Mass. – Playing in the finals of the annual Nor’easter Bowl Tournament, the No. 17 MIT women’s tennis faced off against fourth-ranked Amherst College this morning on the courts at Brandeis University. It was the second meeting between the two squads this spring, and the result was the same as the before with the Jeffs taking a 9-0 win.
  • No. 17 MIT Upends No. 14 Trinity
    April 05, 2014
    No. 17 MIT Upends No. 14 Trinity WALTHAM, Mass. – Playing in a semifinal of the 2014 Nor‘Easter Bowl, the 17th ranked MIT women’s tennis team moved on to the tomorrow’s final as the Engineers upset No. 14 Trinity College, 7-2. Freshman Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) clinched the win for the Engineers when she won the No. 1 singles match in straight sets.
  • Engineers Blanks Bates
    April 04, 2014
    Engineers Blanks Bates WALTHAM, Mass. – In the opening match of the 2014 Nor‘Easter Bowl, the 17th ranked MIT women’s tennis team took all the points that were available as the Engineers blanked 30th ranked Bates College, 9-0. The win snapped a two-match losing streak by the Engineers, who improved to 12-2.
  • Women’s Tennis Falls at Middlebury
    March 15, 2014
    Women’s Tennis Falls at Middlebury MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Playing a top-10 team for the second time in a week, the MIT women’s tennis team travelled to Middlebury College today for a non-conference match between nationally ranked teams. After a close battle in doubles, the No. 6 Panthers won five of the six singles matches to claim a 7-2 win over the No. 17 Engineers.
  • MIT Falls to Amherst In Battle of Ranked Teams
    March 08, 2014
    MIT Falls to Amherst In Battle of Ranked Teams CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its first outing of the spring season, the MIT women’s tennis team, ranked No. 17 in the country, faced off against another nationally ranked team, No. 4 Amherst College. The Engineers gave the Lord Jeffs a battle in a number of matches but could not come up with a win in any of them in a 9-0 loss.
  • NEWMAC Announces Fall Academic All-Conference Awards
    November 05, 2013
    NEWMAC Announces Fall Academic All-Conference Awards BOSTON, Mass. – A league-leading 62 athletes represented MIT on the 2013 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Fall Academic All-Conference Team. Criteria includes a minimum GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale, achieving second year academic status at his or her institution, and being a member of a varsity team for the entire season.
  • Women’s Tennis Ranked In Top-20
    November 01, 2013
    Women’s Tennis Ranked In Top-20 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – An unblemished fall season for the MIT women’s tennis team as vaulted the Engineers into the top-20 in the first NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Poll of the 2013-14 season releases by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). MIT, which won its second straight New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship and went 11-0 in the fall season is ranked No. 17 in the poll, a jump of six places from the Engineers’ No. 23 finish in last season’s poll.
  • Eight MIT Women’s Tennis Players Earn All-NEWMAC Honors
    October 29, 2013
    Eight MIT Women’s Tennis Players Earn All-NEWMAC Honors BOSTON, Mass. – After winning its second straight New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship on Sunday, the MIT women’s tennis team was well represented on the 2013 all-conference teams released by the league today. The Engineers swept all but one of the first team awards while also seeing freshman Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) getting the Rookie of the Year award.
  • MIT Captures Second Consecutive NEWMAC Women’s Tennis Title
    October 27, 2013
    MIT Captures Second Consecutive NEWMAC Women’s Tennis Title WELLESLEY, Mass. – MIT successfully defended its New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s tennis title this afternoon as the top seeded Engineers defeated No. 2 seed and tournament host, Wellesley College, 5-1, to win the championship. It was the fifth overall NEWMAC title for the program. Sophomore Victoria Tam (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.) went 3-0 during the two-day tournament and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
  • MIT Moves to NEWMAC Women’s Tennis Finals with 5-0 Win Over Babson
    October 26, 2013
    MIT Moves to NEWMAC Women’s Tennis Finals with 5-0 Win Over Babson WELLESLEY, Mass. – Top-seeded MIT will move on to defend its New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s tennis title, as the Engineers downed No. 4 seed Babson College, 5-0, in a semifinal of the conference tournament today. Sophomore Victoria Tam (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.) scored the deciding point in the match with her victory in the No. 3 singles match. MIT will play the winner of the second semifinal match between No. 2 Wellesley College and No. 3 Wheaton College tomorrow for the conference championship.
  • Peters, Soleimany Named NEWMAC Doubles Team of the Week
    October 21, 2013
    Peters, Soleimany Named NEWMAC Doubles Team of the Week BOSTON, Mass. – MIT women’s tennis picked up weekly conference honors for a third straight week today when the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released its weekly women’s tennis awards today. Sophomores Alana Peters (Kenilworth, Ill.) and Ava Soleimany (Newport Beach, Calif.) were selected as the Doubles Team of the Week for their play at the New England Women’s Intercollegiate Tournament this weekend.
  • Women’s Tennis Has Solid Showing at NEWITT
    October 20, 2013
    Women’s Tennis Has Solid Showing at NEWITT SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – After claiming the 2013 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season championship, the MIT women’s tennis team took a break from dual match play with a weekend of action at the New England Women’s Intercollegiate Tournament this weekend. The Engineers had one team make it to the semifinals of their bracket, with the duo of sophomores Alana Peters (Kenilworth, Ill.) and Ava Soleimany (Newport Beach, Calif.) reaching the semis of the B Flight bracket.
  • MIT Blanks Smith, 9-0
    October 12, 2013
    MIT Blanks Smith, 9-0 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the fifth time this season the MIT women’s tennis team did not allow its opponent a point as the Engineers defeated Smith College, 9-0, in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference match. Sophomore Alana Peters (Kenilworth, Ill.) picked up the victory in the No. 6 singles match that gave the Engineers their ninth straight victory.
  • MIT Upends Tufts, 8-1
    October 08, 2013
    MIT Upends Tufts, 8-1 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its first non-conference dual match of the season, the MIT women’s tennis team hosted local rival Tufts University and came away with an 8-1 victory. The win broke a 16-match losing streak to the Jumbos and was the first victory by the Engineers since the 1996-97 season.
  • MIT Women’s Tennis Sweeps NEWMAC Awards For Second Straight Week
    October 07, 2013
    MIT Women’s Tennis Sweeps NEWMAC Awards For Second Straight Week BOSTON, Mass. – For a second straight week the MIT women’s tennis team has swept the weekly New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference awards the league announced today. Freshman Krystal Lai (Irvine, Calif.) who also earned doubles honors last week, was named the Singles Player of the Week, while the Engineers’ doubles team of sophomore Victoria Tam (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.) and freshman Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) earned Doubles Team of the Week accolades.
  • MIT Powers Past Wheaton, 8-1
    October 05, 2013
    MIT Powers Past Wheaton, 8-1 NORTON, Mass. – It was another successful venture on the road for the MIT women’s tennis team as it defeated New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference foe Wheaton College by a final of 8-1. With the win the Engineers remain undefeated and clinched the regular season conference title for a second straight year.
  • Women’s Tennis Blanks Clark, 9-0
    October 01, 2013
    Women’s Tennis Blanks Clark, 9-0 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Moving back to dual match action after playing last weekend at the ITA New England Regional Championships, the MIT women’s tennis team returned to New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference play with a contest against Clark University. The Engineers maintained their perfect dual match record so far this season, scoring a 9-0 win against the Cougars. Junior Vynnie Kong (Cupertino, Calif.) came up with the match-clinching victory for MIT in the No. 3 singles contest.
  • MIT Women’s Tennis Sweeps Weekly NEWMAC Awards
    September 30, 2013
    MIT Women’s Tennis Sweeps Weekly NEWMAC Awards BOSTON, Mass. – After a successful outing at the 2013 USTA/ITA New England Regional Championships, the MIT women’s tennis team swept the weekly New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) awards the league announced today. Senior Lauren Quisenberry (Corpus Christi, Texas) was named the singles Player of the Week, while junior Michelle Dutt (Gurnee, Ill.) and freshman Krystal Lai (Irvine, Calif.) earned Doubles Team of the Week honors.
  • Women’s Tennis Wraps Up Successful Appearance At Regional Championships
    September 29, 2013
    Women’s Tennis Wraps Up Successful Appearance At Regional Championships WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – It was a successful trip to the 2013 USTA/ITA New England Regional Championships for the MIT women’s tennis team. The Engineers sent a record seven players to the tournament hosted by Williams College and came away with some impressive results, including senior Lauren Quisenberry’s (Corpus Christi, Texas) second trip to the tournament’s Round of 16 in as many years.
  • MIT Cruises Past Babson, 7-1
    September 24, 2013
    MIT Cruises Past Babson, 7-1 BABSON PARK, Mass. – In a battle of two teams that had gone a combined 6-0 in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play, the MIT women’s tennis team came out on top against Babson College as the Engineers took a 7-1 decision. Freshman Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) won in both her singles and doubles matches, with the singles victory providing the deciding point for MIT (5-0, 5-0 NEWMAC).
  • Women’s Tennis Picks Up Road Victory at Mount Holyoke
    September 21, 2013
    Women’s Tennis Picks Up Road Victory at Mount Holyoke SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – Playing on the road for the second time in its last three matches, the MIT women’s tennis team kept its record perfect for the 2013-14 season as it took a 9-0 decision from Mount Holyoke College in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match. Junior Vynnie Kong (Cupertino, Calif.) won in straight sets in singles play to clinch the win for the Engineers as they improved to 4-0.
  • Quisenberry Named NEWMAC Singles Player of the Week
    September 16, 2013
    Quisenberry Named NEWMAC Singles Player of the Week BOSTON, Mass. – After winning a pair of singles matches last week, senior Lauren Quisenberry (Corpus Christi, Texas) was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Tennis Singles Player of the Week the league announced today.
  • Women’s Tennis Defeats Springfield
    September 15, 2013
    Women’s Tennis Defeats Springfield CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Playing conference matches on back-to-back days, the MIT women’s tennis team completed a weekend sweep of New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference contests with a 9-0 win over Springfield College this afternoon. Senior Lauren Quisenberry (Corpus Christi, Texas) clinched the victory for the Engineers with a straight sets win in her No. 1 singles match.
  • MIT Scores 6-3 Win at Wellesley
    September 14, 2013
    MIT Scores 6-3 Win at Wellesley WELLESLEY, Mass. – Playing on the road for the first time this season, the MIT women’s tennis team made it two-for-two on the young season as it took a 6-3 win at Wellesley College in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference match. Sophomore Victoria Tam (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.) and freshman Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) each won in singles and doubles for the Engineers.
  • Women’s Tennis Opens Season with Win Over Emerson
    September 07, 2013
    Women’s Tennis Opens Season with Win Over Emerson CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT started defense of its 2012 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference women’s tennis title with a strong start to the 2013 this afternoon. The Engineers pitched a 9-0 shutout at NEWMAC newcomer, Emerson College, in the opener for both squads.
  • MIT Women’s Tennis Preseason Favorites in the NEWMAC
    August 22, 2013
    MIT Women’s Tennis Preseason Favorites in the NEWMAC BOSTON, Mass. – After winning the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) title last season, the MIT women’s tennis team has been picked to repeat as champions in 2013 in the league’s preseason poll released today. The Engineers were a unanimous choice to repeat, getting all nine first-place votes in the poll of the league’s head coaches.
  • MIT Tennis Players Named All-Americans by ITA
    August 08, 2013
    MIT Tennis Players Named All-Americans by ITA SKILLMAN, N.J. – A pair of MIT tennis players were named All-Americans yesterday when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the 2013 All-America Teams for Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division III Tennis. The Engineers had one player each from their men’s and women’s teams earn the honor. Senior Lauren Quisenberry (Corpus Christi, Texas) earned her second career All-America distinction while senior Edwin Zhang (Falls Church, Va.) was named for the first time.
  • Women’s Tennis Earns Academic Honors from ITA
    July 25, 2013
    Women’s Tennis Earns Academic Honors from ITA CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s tennis team was recognized for its success in the classroom last season when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its academic award winners for 2012-13. The Engineers were recognized as an ITA All-Academic Team and had 10 individuals named as ITA Scholar Athletes.
  • Women’s Tennis 2013-14 Freshman Class Ranked No. 5 In The Nation
    July 10, 2013
    Women’s Tennis 2013-14 Freshman Class Ranked No. 5 In The Nation CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For a second straight year the MIT women’s tennis program has seen its incoming freshman class of student-athletes ranked among the top-10 freshman classes in the nation. The class of 2017 is ranked No. 5 in the nation by TennisRecruiting.net, a step up of one spot from last season’s class ranking of No. 6.