October 21, 2008

Hansen and Vishnevetsky Named NEWMAC Doubles Team of the Week

Oct. 21, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second week in a row and third time this season Leslie Hansen and Anastasia Vishnevetsky were selected the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Doubles Team of the Week. The Engineers have collected a league-high five weekly awards throughout the regular season.

Hansen and Vishnevetsky had a great week as they finished the NEWMAC regular season undefeated by outlasting the Wheaton tandem of Sarah Geocaris and Catherine Teague, 9-7, at the top spot, en route to a 6-3 team win. The pair also had a great showing at the NEWITT Tournament, advancing to the semifinals in the A Draw. On their way, Hansen and Vishnevetsky defeated teams from Tufts University, Suffolk University, and Williams College, before bowing out to Amherst College.

MIT will return to action on Sunday, Oct. 26 as the No. 2 seed in the NEWMAC Championship Tournament hosted by Mount Holyoke College. The Engineers will take on either No. 3 Wheaton College or No. 6 Smith College in semifinal action starting at 9:30 a.m.