Wellesley Downs MIT, 6-3

Oct. 15, 2007

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - In a battle of undefeated teams, Wellesley College emerged with a 6-3 win over MIT to claim the top seed going into the NEWMAC Championship which will be hosted by the Blue on Oct. 27-28. The Engineers fell to 7-2 overall and 6-1 in league play while Wellesley improved to 8-1 on the year and 7-0 in the NEWMAC.

MIT opened the day by winning two out of three doubles matches. Anisa McCree and Liz Denys collaborated for an 8-2 victory in the No. 2 spot while Karina Pikhart and Melissa Diskin fell, 8-3. The Engineers regained the lead following Leslie Hansen and Mariah Hoover's 8-5 decision.

Hansen captured Tech's final point of the day with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, win in the top singles slot. Hoover (6-0, 6-1), Yi Wang (6-3, 6-1), and McCree (6-0, 6-1) fell in straight sets while Denys (2-6, 6-4, 6-4) and Diskin (6-4, 2-6, 6-3) were able to force an extra frame.

Wellesley continued to find success in the exhibition matches as well. In doubles action, Wang and Jen Rees were edged out, 9-8, as Emma Rosen and Jenny Dohlman were defeated, 8-5. Rees registered the best singles outing with a 6-2, 6-1 loss while Kerry Weinberg and Rosen each fell by a score of 6-0, 6-2. Katie Smyth was defeated, 6-1, 6-0, in the final spot.

MIT vs. Wellesley College
Final Team Score: Wellesley 6, MIT 3

Doubles
1. Leslie Hansen/Mariah Hoover (M) def. Schwarzkopf/Shen (W), 8-5
2. Anisa McCree/Liz Denys (M) def. Devine/Saxena (W), 8-2
3. Stubblebine/Siddique (W) def. Karina Pikhart/Melissa Diskin (M), 8-3
4. Hayashi/Herman (W) def. Yi Wang/Jen Rees (M), 9-8
5. Kendall/Tramont (W) def. Emma Rosen/Jenny Dohlman (M), 8-5

Singles
1. Leslie Hansen (M) def. Schwarzkopf (W), 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
2. Devine (W) def. Liz Denys (M), 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
3. Saxena (W) def. Mariah Hoover (M), 6-0, 6-1
4. Shen (W) def. Yi Wang (M), 6-3, 6-1
5. Stubblebine (W) def. Melissa Diskin (M), 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
6. Siddique (W) def. Anisa McCree (M), 6-0, 6-1
7. Kendall (W) def. Jen Rees (M), 6-2, 6-1
8. Hayashi (W) def. Kerry Weinberg (M), 6-0, 6-2
9. Herman (W) def. Emma Rosen (M), 6-0, 6-2
10. Tramont (W) def. Katie Smyth (M), 6-1, 6-0