Women’s Tennis Blanks Clark, 9-0

Junior Vynnie Kong

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 (6-0, 6-0 NEWMAC) quickly went up 2-0 in the match with 8-0 wins in the Nos. 2 and 3 doubles contests. The No. 1 Engineer team of seniors Lauren Quisenberry (Corpus Christi, Texas) and Julia Hsu (Knoxville, Tenn.) completed the sweep of the doubles matchups with an 8-2 decision over senior Sara Sachs (Branford, Conn.) and sophomore Phoebe Hughes (Parkland, Fla.). 

Clark (2-9, 0-5 NEWMAC) could not make a dent in the MIT advantage in the early singles matches as the Engineers scored 6-0, 6-0 victories in each of the top four flights to clinch the team victory. Sophomore Sunnie Lampl (Bluemont, Va.) picked up the first of the wins at No. 4, followed by Kong's clincher at No. 3. Freshmen Wendi Kong (Cupertino, Calif.) and Krystal Lai (Irvine, Calif.) completed the string of impressive wins in the Nos. 2 and 1 matches.

Sophomore Ava Soleimany (Newport Beach, Calif.) picked up the eighth point for MIT with her 6-2, 6-0 win over freshman Ellie Bakalchuk (Newton, Mass.). Junior Nina Yang (Tualatin, Ore.) finished things off in the No. 6 match, battling her way past freshman Jen Comi (Norwich, Vt.) by a final of 6-4, 6-1.

MIT will be on the road in its next action as it continues in NEWMAC play with a match at Wheaton College on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 1:00 p.m. Clark will also be in conference play on Saturday when as it hosts Mount Holyoke at 1:00 p.m.