No. 17 Women's Tennis Claims NEWMAC Regular-Season Title

No. 17 Women's Tennis Claims NEWMAC Regular-Season Title

THE BASICS: 

- Scores: No. 17 MIT 9, Wheaton 0; No. 17 MIT 8, Smith 1

- Records: MIT (8-0, 8-0 NEWMAC); Wheaton (3-3, 3-3 NEWMAC); Smith (1-6, 0-6 NEWMAC)

- Location: Cambridge, Mass.

- The Lead: Picking up wins over Wheaton and Smith on Saturday at home, the No. 17 ranked MIT women's tennis team captured the 2016 NEWMAC regular-season championship as the Engineers finished the regular-season with a perfect 8-0 record. This is the fifth straight and eighth time overall that the Engineers have posted an undefeated regular-season record.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- In the match vs. Wheaton, the Engineers jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the doubles play as the team of junior Rena Liu (Oak Hill, Va.) and freshman Serena Le (Aiea, Hawaii) picked up an 8-0 win in the No. 3 spot. In singles action, MIT took all six matches in straight sets, including a win at No. 1 singles by junior captain Dora Tzeng (Fremont, Calif.) over Ines de Bracamonte by a 6-2, 6-0 final.

- The Engineers also took two singles matches by 6-0, 6-0 scores that included wins at No. 4 by freshman Sharlene Song (Arcadia, Calif.) and No. 6 by freshman Effie Jia (San Ramon, Calif.).

- MIT capped off the perfect regular season as the Engineers won two doubles matches by 8-0 finals at No. 1 and No. 3. Included in those wins was a shutout at the top spot from Tzeng and freshman Lara Rakocevic (Portland, Ore.).

- The Engineers clinched the match in singles play, including three wins by straight sets and a default victory for Smith at the No. 3 spot for their lone point.

UP NEXT:

- MIT is back in action at the NEWITT Tournament on October 14-16 as the three-day tournament is being held at Mount Holyoke.

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