MIT Seeded No. 2 For NEWMAC Tournament

Junior Julia Hsu
Junior Julia Hsu

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After a strong run through New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference play, the No. 22 MIT women's tennis team will be the No. 2 seed at the NEWMAC women's tennis tournament next week. The Engineers earned the second seed in the tournament after finishing conference play with a 6-1 record after defeating defending NEWMAC champion Wheaton College yesterday.

As the No. 2 seed, MIT earns a bye into the semifinal round where the Engineers will play No. 3 seed and tournament host Babson College on October 22 at 2:00 p.m. A win would put MIT into the finals on October 23 at 1:00 p.m. The Engineers defeated the Beavers earlier this season, 9-0.

Last year at the NEWMAC tournament MIT fell to Wellesley College in the semifinals, 5-2. The complete schedule for the tournament is listed below.


2011 NEWMAC Women's Tennis Championship

Quarterfinals: Wednesday, October 19 at higher seed:

          #5 Mount Holyoke at #4 Wheaton - 3:30 p.m.

Semifinals: Saturday, October 22 Hosted by Babson College

          Winner #4/5 Seed vs. #1 Wellesley - 11:00 a.m.

          #3 Babson vs. #2 MIT - 2:00 p.m.

Championship: Sunday, October 23 Hosted by Babson College

          Semifinal Winners - 1:00 p.m.