MIT Sweeps Mount Holyoke, 9-0, in Women's Tennis

Sept. 17, 2007

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT did not drop a set as it defeated Mount Holyoke College, 9-0, in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's tennis match on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Engineers improved 2-0 on the year and 2-0 in conference play while the Lyons' ledger fell to 0-2 overall and in the NEWMAC.

MIT opened the match with a pair of 8-1 decisions in the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles slots. Leslie Hansen and Mariah Hoover collaborated for the victory in the top spot while Yi Wang and Melissa Diskin defeated Elizabeth Tighe and Rose Cantlin. Anisa McCree and Liz Denys recorded a flawless performance in their 8-0 win over Sarah London and Beatrix Hartmann in the No. 2 position.

The Engineers continued to roll in the singles matches as Hoover led the way with a 6-0, 6-1 victory in the top spot against Meghan Sloane. Denys clinched the match with a 6-2, 6-0 decision in the No. 2 position which was followed by Wang's 6-2, 6-1 win over Hartmann. Hoover defeated London, 6-3, 6-2 in the No. 3 slot while Diskin blanked Eleni Scordilis, 6-0, 6-0. Karina Pikhart closed out the day with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Rose Cantlin.

In exhibition play, Katie Smyth and Emily Onufer defeated Scordilis and Elise Frankel, 8-4, while Kerry Weinberg and Jenny Dohlman posted an 8-1 victory. Smyth went on to register a 6-1, 6-1 win over Frankel as Onufer overpowered Knight, 8-2.

Mount Holyoke College vs. MIT
Final Team Score: MIT 9, Mt. Holyoke 0

Doubles
1. Leslie Hansen/Mariah Hoover (MIT) def Natalie Hsiang/Meghan Sloane (MHC), 8-1
2. Anisa McCree/Liz Denys (MIT) def. Sarah London/Beatrix Hartmann (MHC), 8-0
3. Yi Wang/Melissa Diskin (MIT) def. Elizabeth Tighe/Rose Cantlin (MHC) 8-1
4. Katie Smyth/Emily Onufer (MIT) def. Eleni Scordilis/Elise Frankel (MHC), 8-4
5. Kerry Weinberg/Jenny Dohlman (MIT) def. Erin Knight/King (MHC), 8-1

Singles
1. Leslie Hansen (MIT) def. Meghan Sloane (MHC), 6-0, 6-1
2. Liz Denys (MIT) def. Liz Tighe (MHC), 6-2, 6-0
3. Mariah Hoover (MIT) def. Sarah London (MHC), 6-3, 6-2
4. Yi Wang (MIT) def. Beatrix Hartmann (MHC), 6-2, 6-1
5. Melissa Diskin (MIT) def. Eleni Scordilis (MHC), 6-0, 6-0
6. Karina Pikhart (MIT) def. Rose Cantlin (MHC), 6-4, 6-1
7. Katie Smyth (MIT) def. Elise Frankel (MHC), 6-1, 6-1
8. Emily Onufer (MIT) def. Erin Knight (MHC), 8-2