Oct. 25, 2004
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - For the second year in a row MIT was the runner-up in the NEWMAC Women's Tennis Championship Tournament, falling to Wellesley College, 5-0, on Sunday. The Engineers, seeded No. 2 in the tournament, finish the fall with an overall record of 8-3 and a NEWMAC ledger of 6-1.
No. 1 seed Wellesley opened the championship match earning all three points in doubles action and then secured the win by playing only two singles matches. In the No. 1 doubles match, Joanna MacKay and Elaine Ni fell, 8-4. Mariah Hoover and Serena Lin lost, 8-6, while Jaclyn Cichon and Zandile Williams dropped the final doubles match, 8-5. Cichon and Ni were the only members of the squad to play in the singles matches. Cichon fell, 6-1, 6-1, in the No. 2 position as Niwas defeated, 6-3, 6-0, in the No. 3 spot.
As the No. 2 seed, MIT received a first round bye and faced Wheaton College in the semifinals, emerging with a 5-2 victory. MacKay and Ni fell, 8-6, as No. 2 Hoover/Lin and Cichon/Williams won, 8-3, and 8-1, respectively. In singles play, Serena Lin took the top spot with a 6-3, 6-2 victory. Cichon lost in the next position, 6-2, 6-4. Elaine Ni and Emily Chen closed out the match with two more wins. Ni had a 6-3, 6-4 victory while Chen defeated her opponent, 7-5, 6-3.