MIT and Loughborough University To Play Tennis In Trans-Atlantic Challenge

MIT and Loughborough University To Play Tennis In Trans-Atlantic Challenge


For the second time in as many years, teams from MIT and Loughborough University in England will square off in athletic competition. This week tennis teams from Loughborough will visit Cambridge to play against the MIT men’s and women’s varsity squads. Competition will take place at MIT in the Carr Tennis Bubble on March 29-31. Matches will take begin at 5 p.m. each day.

First up on Tuesday will be matches featuring the women’s teams, followed by a mixed doubles session on Wednesday, with the men’s teams playing on Thursday. The men’s and women’s matches will feature four singles and two doubles matches, with the mixed doubles day seeing four matches contested. A running score over all three days of play will determine the winner.

In addition to the tennis matches, MIT and Loughborough will be hosting a Sport Technology lecture on Tuesday, March 29 in the Multi Activities Court in the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The lecture will cover science, engineering and entrepreneurial opportunities in Sport Technology, with current research on display.

Be sure to keep up with all the action from this week's challenge with results, video highlights, interviews and recaps below. 















Women's Match: (Tues. 3/29)
No. 1 Doubles - Olivia Nichols/Louise Holtum (LU) def. Elysa Kohrs/Sonya Das (MIT) 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 Doubles - Emily Rodbourne/Tory Bullock (LU) def. Dora Tzeng/Rena Liu (MIT) 6-1, 6-1
No. 1 Singles - Olivia Nichols (LU) def. Elysa Kohrs (MIT) 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 Singles - Louise Holtum (LU) def. Dora Tzeng (MIT) 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 Singles - Emily Rodbourne (LU) def. Sonya Das (MIT) 6-1, 6-1
No. 4 Singles - Natalie Haden-Scott (LU) def. Wendi Kong (MIT) 6-3, 6-2
Mixed Doubles: (Wed. 3/30)
No. 1 - Olivia Nicholls/Gavin McKinlay (LU) def. Elysa Kohrs/Kevin Wang (MIT) 6-1, 7-6 (5)
No. 2 - Louise Holtum/Ryan Lambert (LU) def. Sonya Das/Tyler Barr (MIT) 6-2, 6-1
No. 3 - Tory Bullock/Guy Weerasekera (LU) def. Dora Tzeng/Bryan Lilley (MIT) 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 - Emily Rodbourne/James Kirkpatrick (LU) def. Rena Liu/Alex Cauneac (MIT) 6-4, 6-4
Men's Match: (Thurs. 3/31)
No. 1 Doubles - Alex Cauneac/Bryan Lilley (MIT) def. Ryan Lambert/Gavin McKinlay (LU) 7-6, 6-3
No. 2 Doubles - James Kirkpatrick/Matt Richmond (LU) def. Kevin Wang/Tyler Barr (MIT) 4-6, 7-5, 6-10
No. 1 Singles - Kevin Wang (MIT) def. Guy Weerasekera (LU) 6-4, 6-4
No. 2 Singles - Alex Cauneac (MIT) def. Gavin McKinlay (LU) 6-3, 7-6, 7-1
No. 3 Singles - Matt Richmond (LU) def. Tyler Barr (MIT) 6-3, 4-6, 7-10
No. 4 Singles - Ryan Lambert (LU) def. Sean Ko (MIT) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 7-10