Oct. 11, 2008
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – MIT women’s tennis rebounded from a tough mid-week loss with a convincing victory over NEWMAC rival Smith College. Sweeping the singles matches and taking two of the three doubles contests, the Engineers improved to 6-2 on the year with an 8-1 win on the road.
Leslie Hansen dominated the competition en route to shutout victories in both singles and doubles. Anastasia Vishnevetsky, who teamed with Hansen for an 8-0 win at the No. 1 doubles spot, was nearly as dominant in securing a victory at No. 2 singles. The Engineers won every singles match in straight sets while enduring their only setback of the day in No. 2 doubles. Gianna Teague and Jaimi Inskeep prevented MIT from securing a complete sweep as the Smith duo upended Anisa McCree and Melissa Diskin at the No. 2 doubles position.
In exhibition action, Alex Hall and Jen Rees topped Nicole Anderson and Margaret Steiner, 8-4, while Kerry Weinberg and Jenny Dohlman picked up an 8-3 win. Karina Pikhart defeated Steiner, 6-0, 6-1, as Rees registered a 6-2, 6-1 victory. Weinberg did not drop a game to her opponent (6-0, 6-0) while Dohlman defeated Jessica Kaplan, 8-3, Kaplan bounced back with an 8-1 win over Emily Onufer.
Smith College vs. MIT
Final Team Score: MIT 8, Smith 1
1. Leslie Hansen/Anastasia Vishnevetsky (M) def. Diana Fiumefreddo/Clair Oblamski (S), 8-0
2. Gianna Teague/Jaimi Inskeep (S) def. Anisa McCree/Melissa Diskin (M), 9-7
3. Karina Pikhart/Yi Wang (M) def. Nawal Mays/Mindy Chu (S), 8-0
4. Alex Hall/Jen Rees (M) def. Nicole Anderson/Margaret Steiner (S), 8-4
5. Kerry Weinberg/Jenny Dohlman (M) def. Allyson Hawkins/Melissa Wong (S), 8-3
1. Leslie Hansen (M) def. Gianna Teague (S), 6-0, 6-0
2. Anastasia Vishnevetsky (M) def. Jaimi Inskeep (S), 6-1, 6-1
3. Melissa Diskin (M) def. Nikki Anderson (S), 6-1, 6-1
4. Yi Wang (M) def. Mindy Chu (S), 6-2, 6-2
5. Anisa McCree (M) def. Melissa Wong (S), 6-0, 6-4
6. Alex Hall (M) def. Ally Watkins (S), 6-4, 6-1
7. Karina Pikhart (M) def. Margaret Steiner (S), 6-0, 6-1
8. Jen Rees (M) def. Jean Egger (S), 6-2, 6-1
9. Kerry Weinberg (M) def. Yelihan Fofana (S), 6-0, 6-0
10. Jenny Dohlman (M) def. Jessica Kaplan (S), 8-3
11. Jessica Kaplan (S) def. Emily Onufer (M), 8-1