Victoria Tam
Victoria Tam
Height: 5-7
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.
High School: Palos Verdes Penninsula
Major: Mechanical Engineering

2015-16: ITA Scholar-Athlete... NEWMAC Doubles Team of the Week on September 14... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... Was a perfect 3-0 in singles action, including 1-0 at No. 2 and 2-0 at No. 5 singles... Finished with a 3-1 record at No. 1 doubles, including 2-0 in the conference... Picked up singles and doubles win over nationally-ranked Wellesley on 9/12, including a 6-4, 1-6, 10-4 final at No. 5 singles... Earned an 8-0 shutout win over Mount Holyoke on 10/24.

2014-15: A fixture in the upper half of the MIT lineup … totaled 27 wins on the season between singles and doubles … second team All-NEWMAC at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles … Academic All-NEWMAC … ITA Scholar Athlete … took victories in her first two matches of the season … scored a 7-5, 4-6, 10-6 win against Wellesley (9/13) … then took a 6-0, 6-1 decision against Mount Holyoke (9/20) at No. 2 … won her first two matches in the spring against ranked teams … won 6-4, 6-0 vs. #26 Brandeis (3/13) … then took a 6-3, 6-0 decision against #13 Chicago (3/23) … playing at No. 3 she won both of her matches at the NCAA Tournament … started with a 6-1, 6-4 win against host #19 Mary Washington (5/9) … then took a 6-3, 6-2 victory against #4 Washington & Lee (5/10) … teamed with Elysa Kohrs to form MIT’s No. 1 doubles team … pair started the season with four straight conference wins … at the ITA Regional Championships the duo reached the quarterfinals with victories against duos from Tufts and Bowdoin … in the spring season the pair racked up victories against teams from nationally ranked squads from Brandeis (3/13), Chicago (3/23), Pomona-Pitzer (3/26) and Vassar (4/18).

2013-14: One of four players on the team to reach double figures in singles victories … first team All-NEWMAC at No. 3 singles … first team All-NEWMAC at No. 2 doubles with Elysa Kohrs … first team All-NEWMAC in No. 1 doubles with Lauren Quisenberry … second team All-NEWMAC at No. 4 singles … NEWMAC Doubles Team of the Week twice (10/7) with Kohrs … NEWMAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player for a second straight year … Academic All-NEWMAC … ITA Scholar Athlete … began the season with a 6-0, 6-1 win against Emerson (9/7) … took straight sets decisions against a pair of opponents from Tufts (10/8, 18) in back-to-back outings … teamed with Kohrs to advance to the quarterfinals of the NEWITT (10/18-20) … won a pair of singles matches there against Tufts and Middlebury … scored a 6-4, 6-3 win against Babson (10/26) at No. 3 in the NEWMAC semifinals … won 6-2, 7-6 in the spring at No. 3 against #30 Bates … next day came back to take a 4-6, 6-3, 10-6 win over #14 Trinity … also scored straight sets wins against #29 Vassar (4/19) and #22 Brandeis (4/22) … helped MIT to a second round victory at the NCAA Tournament with a 6-0, 6-0 win vs. Simmons (5/9) … saw most of her action with Kohrs as the team’s primary No. 2 doubles team … duo finished 19-7, including a perfect 5-0 mark in NEWAMC play … duo won 12 of their first 13 matches together … in the spring the duo racked up wins against No. 2 doubles teams from nationally ranked Bates (4/4), Trinity (4/5), Vassar (4/19) and Brandeis (4/22)  … pair took an 8-0 win over Simmons (5/9) at the NCAA Tournament to help the Engineers advance to the third round.

2012-13: Selected as the NEWMAC Freshman of the Year … finished 10-5 in singles and 16-6 in doubles … first team All-NEWMAC in No. 1 doubles with Lauren Quisenberry … second team All-NEWMAC at No. 4 singles … NEWMAC Doubles Team of the Week twice (9/10, 10/1) with Lauren Quisenberry … NEWMAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player … ITA Scholar Athlete … won her first collegiate match, 6-2, 6-1 against Assumption (9/8) … 6-0, 6-2 decision at Springfield (9/15) … won four straight matches in October in which she dropped a total of four games … took a 6-4, 6-0 win at No. 4 over Wellesley (10/28) in the NEMAC Championship match … moved up to No. 3 against a pair of ranked teams in the spring and picked up a pair of wins … took a 6-4, 6-0 win against #18 Wisconsin-Whitewater … came back to score a 2-6, 6-3, 10-7 victory at #9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripts (3/26) … teamed with Quisenberry to go 4-0 in NEWMAC play at No. 1 doubles … team started the season with an 8-0 win over Assumption (9/8) … 8-2 win at Springfield (9/15) … won 8-2 against Babson at the ITA Regional Tournament (9/28) … 8-1 victory over Wheaton (10/27) in a NEMAC semifinal … in the spring the pair took an 8-2 win vs. Whitworth (3/24) … 8-1 decision at #28 Wellesley (4/5) … teamed with Candace Wu to score an 8-1 win over Simmons (5/10) at the NCAA Tournament in the No. 2 match.

Off The Court at MIT: Majoring in mechanical engineering … concentration in product design … Product Design research at Singapore University of Technology and Design … EEE research intern at Hong Kong University … Teaching Assistant for MIT-SUTD Leadership Program … UROP in Building Technology Lab … Project Director for Design for America … off-campus outreach chair for Society of Women Engineers.

High School: A 2012 graduate of Palos Verdes Peninsula High School … WIAA state third-place singles in 2009 … first team all-area … Bay League Doubles Team of the Year and CIF doubles semifinalist in 2011 … two-time WTT Junior Nationals participant … SCTA sportsmanship award … four-time letterwinner … team captain … National Honor Society … Valedictorian.