Engineers Cruise Past Clark, 9-0

Oct. 6, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A trio of 8-2 decisions in doubles action helped power MIT to a 9-0 victory over Clark University in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match on Saturday. The win raised the Engineers' record to 5-1 overall and 4-0 in conference play.

Leslie Hansen and Alex Hall led off the doubles sweep in the top spot, followed by Yi Wang and Karina Pikhart and Melissa Diskin and Jen Rees.

Diskin held off Rebecca Friedberg for a 6-2, 7-5 win in the No. 1 singles position. Wang dismissed Julia Bergeron, 6-1, 6-1, as Hall defeated Emily Schweitzer, 6-1, 6-3. Pikhart posted a 6-4, 6-3 victory in the No. 4 slot while Rees dropped only one game to Andrea Nathan, 6-1, 6-0. Kerry Weinberg closed out the day with a flawless, 6-0, 6-0, outing in the No. 6 spot.

In exhibition play, Emily Onufer and Katie Smyth collaborated for an 8-4 doubles win. Kimee Boonbanjerdsri defeated Jenni Adams, 6-1, 6-1, while Sheena Bhalla picked up a 6-1, 6-0 victory.

Clark University vs. MIT
Final Team Score: MIT 9, Clark 0

Doubles
1. Leslie Hansen/Alex Hall (M) def. Rebecca Friedberg/Phoebe Livingston (C), 8-2
2. Yi Wang/Karina Pikhart (M) def. Emily Schweitzer/Willa Dunn (C), 8-2
3. Melissa Diskin/Jen Rees (M) def. Julia Bergeron/Andrea Nathan (C), 8-2
4. Emily Onufer/Katie Smyth (M) def. Atulya Chaganty/Gabby Arguello (C), 8-4

Singles
1. Melissa Diskin (M) def. Rebecca Friedberg (C), 6-2, 7-5
2. Yi Wang (M) def. Julia Bergeron (C), 6-1, 6-1
3. Alex Hall (M) def. Emily Schweitzer (C), 6-1, 6-3
4. Karina Pikhart (M) def. Willa Dunn (C), 6-4, 6-3
5. Jen Rees (M) def. Andrea Nathan (C), 6-1, 6-0
6. Kerry Weinberg (M) def. Phoebe Livingston (C), 6-0, 6-0
7. Kimee Boonbanjerdsri (M) def. Jenni Adams (C), 6-1, 6-1
8. Sheena Bhalla (M) def. Atulya Chaganty (C), 6-1, 6-0