POUGHKEPSIE, N.Y. – Playing on the road for the final weekend of the season, the MIT women's tennis team traveled to New York; with its first stop Vassar College. In the end the No. 27 Brewers prevailed by a final of 7-2, with the Engineers claiming one doubles and one singles match for their points.
MIT picked up its doubles point early on as the No. 1 team of sophomores Julia Hsu (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Lauren Quisenberry (Corpus Christi, Texas) took down Vassar's pairing of Joy Backer and Ava Sadeghi by an 8-2 margin. At No. 2 the Engineers' team of senior Anastasia Vishnevetsky (Orange, Conn.) and freshman Michelle Dutt (Gurnee, Ill.) came close in their match, but fell in the end in a close contest by an 8-6 score to Jennifer Beckerman and Samantha Schapiro.
Freshman Vynnie Kong (Cupertino, Calif.) scored the other point for MIT during the match, taking her No. 5 singles contest in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2 over Jennifer Ruther. Vassar prevailed in rest of the singles matches, however, taking all of them in straight sets over the Engineers. In the No. 1 match Vishnevetsky attempted a comeback attempt in her second set against Beckerman, falling by a 6-4, 7-5 score. Dutt had a similar outcome in her contest at No. 3 with Backer, falling 6-3, 7-5.
MIT will close out its 2011-12 regular season schedule tomorrow with an 11:00 a.m. match scheduled at Skidmore College.