October 3, 2008

MIT Falls to No. 13 Tufts, 7-2

Oct. 3, 2008

 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Facing its first nationally-ranked opponent of the season, the MIT women’s tennis team fell to local foe No. 13 Tufts University, 7-2, on Thursday. The loss was the first for the Engineers as their ledger lowered to 4-1 on the year.

In the No. 2 doubles position, Melissa Diskin and Karina Pikhart fell to Meghan McCooey and Jennifer Lavet by an 8-2 margin. Leslie Hansen and Anastasia Vishnevetsky outlasted Julia Browne and Edwina Stewart, 9-7, in the top spot as Yi Wang and Alex Hall were edged out, 9-8 (3).

In the most closely contested singles match of the day, Diskin lost a hard-fought 5-7, 6-4, 19-17 battle to Stewart in the No. 3 slot. Vishnevetsky picked up MIT’s second point courtesy of a 6-3, 6-0 victory over McCooey in the No. 2 position. Hansen was defeated, 6-1, 6-3, while Wang was topped, 6-2, 6-1, in the No. 4 spot. Hall fell, 7-5, 6-2, as Pikhart dropped a 6-3, 6-2 decision in the No. 6 slot.

MIT vs. No. 13 Tufts University
Final Team Score: Tufts 7, MIT 2

Doubles
1. Leslie Hansen/Anastasia Vishnevetsky (M), def. Julia Browne/Edwina Stewart (T), 9-7
2. Meghan McCooey/Jennifer Lavet (T) def. Melissa Diskin/Karina Pikhart (M), 8-2
3. Nathalie Schills/Laura Hoguet (T) def. Yi Wang/Alex Hall (M), 9-8 (3)

Singles
1. Julia Browne (T) def. Leslie Hansen (M), 6-1, 6-3
2. Anastasia Vishnevetsky (M) def. Meghan McCooey (T), 6-3, 6-0
3. Edwina Stewart (T) def. Melissa Diskin (M), 5-7, 6-4, 19-17
4. Jennifer Lavet (T) def. Yi Wang (M), 6-2, 6-1
5. Jennifer LaCara (T) def. Alex Hall (M), 7-5, 6-2
6. Nathalie Schills (T) def. Karina Pikhart (M), 6-3, 6-2