2017-18 MIT Women's Tennis News

  • Women's Tennis Earns ITA Scholar-Athlete, All-Academic Team Awards
    July 25, 2018
    Tempe, Ariz. (July 25) -- Eight members of the MIT women’s tennis team has been recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as ITA Scholar-Athletes for the 2018 season. In addition, the Engineers earned the ITA All-Academic Team award as the cumulative GPA of the team overall was above a 3.2.
  • MIT Leads Division III With Six Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large Selections
    June 12, 2018
    Austin, Texas. (June 12) – Six MIT student-athletes – three men and three women – have been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America At-Large teams this spring as the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released its selections earlier this afternoon. With six honorees this year from the At-Large category, MIT led all of Division III and was one of seven institutions from across the country to have at least three student-athletes selected for the award.
  • Matsuzaki Named as Wilson ITA National Coach of the Year
    May 25, 2018
    MIT women’s tennis head coach Carol Matsuzaki has been named as the Wilson ITA Division III National Coach of the Year, as announced by the ITA Office this week. This is the first time that Matsuzaki has earned national Coach of the Year honors.
  • Kohrs, Rickeman End Season at NCAA Division III Championships
    May 25, 2018
    On Friday at the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, the No. 11 MIT women’s tennis season came to a close as senior Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) and freshman Libby Rickeman (Wayzata, Minn.) were each knocked out of the bracket after earning All-American honors. Kohrs fell in the quarterfinals of the singles tourney, while Kohrs and Rickeman dropped their quarterfinal doubles match.
  • Kohrs, Rickeman Earn All-American Honors and Advance to Friday
    May 24, 2018
    Senior Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) earned a berth in the NCAA Singles Championship quarterfinals on Thursday evening in Claremont, California. Kohrs advances to the third round for the second time in her career. In addition, the duo of Kohrs and freshman Libby Rickeman (Wayzata, Minn.) advanced to the doubles national quarterfinals with a thrilling three-set win. For their performances, the duo each earned All-American honors as Kohrs is an All-American in singles and doubles, along with doubles for Rickeman.
  • NCAA Tennis Singles and Doubles Draws Announced; Kohrs Seeded No. 3 in Singles Bracket
    May 23, 2018
    Claremont, Calif. (May 23) -- The NCAA Division Women’s Tennis Singles and Doubles Championship draws have been announced as MIT senior Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) and freshman Libby Rickeman (Wayzata, Minn.) have qualified for both events. Play begins on Thursday, May 24 at CMS.
  • Women's Tennis Set for National Quarterfinal Tonight at CMS
    May 21, 2018
    Claremont, Calif. (May 21) -- The No. 11 ranked MIT women’s tennis team has traveled to Southern California for the NCAA National Quarterfinals and will take on No. 3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Monday night at 6 p.m. Pacific time. This is the second trip to the NCAA Elite Eight by the Engineers and the second for this year’s Senior Class.
  • No. 11 Women's Tennis Falls to CMS in NCAA Quarterfinals
    May 21, 2018
    In the NCAA National Quarterfinals on Monday evening, the No. 11 MIT women’s tennis team dropped a 5-0 final to No. 3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in a match at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.
  • Six Student-Athletes Selected to Google Cloud Academic All-District Team, Selected by CoSIDA
    May 17, 2018
    Austin, Texas. (May 17) – Six MIT student-athletes have been recognized by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as they were all selected to the Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large Team on Thursday afternoon. All six will now appear on the national ballot for consideration for the Academic All-America At-Large Team, which will be voted on and released on Monday, June 11.
  • Matsuzaki, Rickeman Earn ITA Northeast Regional Awards
    May 17, 2018
    Tempe, Ariz. (May 17) -- MIT women’s tennis head coach Carol Matsuzaki was named as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Region Coach of the Year, while freshman Libby Rickeman (Wayzata, Minn.) was honored as the regional Rookie of the Year.
  • REGIONAL CHAMPS! Women's Tennis Advances to the Elite Eight With 5-3 Win Over No. 6 Tufts
    May 13, 2018
    In a thrilling regional final on Sunday afternoon, the No. 11 ranked MIT women’s tennis team advanced to the program’s second Elite Eight with a 5-3 victory over No. 6 ranked Tufts University. The victory gives the team its first 20-win season in program history and avenged an earlier 5-4 loss to the Jumbos from back in early April. This is MIT’s second Elite Eight appearance in the last four seasons.
  • Women's Tennis Advances to NCAA Regional Final With 5-0 Victory Over Colby-Sawyer
    May 12, 2018
    On a rainy Saturday afternoon, No. 11 ranked MIT women’s tennis advanced to the next round of the NCAA Tournament with a 5-0 victory over Colby-Sawyer College in a match played indoors at the Woburn Racquet Club. With today’s victory, the team has now set the single-season program record for wins at 19 and advances into the NCAA regional final for the fourth time.
  • No. 11 Women's Tennis Advances With 5-0 Shutout of John Jay
    May 11, 2018
    Led by a dominant performance in doubles to get an early 3-0 lead, the No. 11 ranked MIT women’s tennis advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 5-0 shutout of John Jay College on Friday afternoon.
  • Kohrs, Matsuzaki Lead NEWMAC Women's Tennis Award Winners
    May 09, 2018
    Westwood, Mass. (May 9) -- MIT women’s tennis senior Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) and head coach Carol Matsuzaki headline eight award winners as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its postseason awards. Kohrs was named as the league’s Athlete of the Year for the third time in her career, while Matsuzaki earned her fourth straight and ninth overall Coach of the Year honor.
  • Kohrs, Rickeman Selected for NCAA Singles, Doubles Championships
    May 09, 2018
    Indianapolis, Ind. (May 9) -- MIT women’s tennis senior Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) and freshman Libby Rickeman (Wayzata, Minn.) were each selected to the 2018 NCAA Division III Singles Championship and also earned a berth as a doubles team into the championship. Kohrs earned an automatic spot in the singles, while Rickeman was an at-large selection. They were also an at-large choice as a doubles squad.
  • No. 11 Women's Tennis Claims Eighth NCAA Tournament Berth
    May 07, 2018
    The No. 11 MIT women’s tennis team, fresh off the program’s third straight and ninth overall New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship, has earned an automatic bid to the 2018 NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championship.
  • MIT Defeats Babson, 6-0, to Capture Third Straight NEWMAC Women’s Tennis Championship
    May 05, 2018
    On Saturday afternoon, the No. 11 MIT women’s tennis team claimed the program’s third straight and ninth overall NEWMAC Championship with a 6-0 victory over No. 2 seeded Babson College. The Engineers earn the league’s automatic bid to the 2018 NCAA Division III Tournament. In addition, senior Dora Tzeng (Fremont, Calif.) was named the Tournament Most Outstanding Player for her performance this past week.
  • Engineers Defeat Wheaton to Advance to NEWMAC Final
    May 01, 2018
    In the NEWMAC semifinals on Tuesday afternoon, the No. 11 ranked and top-seeded MIT women’s tennis team defeated Wheaton College by a 5-0 final to advance to the 2018 NEWMAC Championship Match.
  • Tzeng, Das Sweep NEWMAC Women's Tennis Weekly Awards
    April 30, 2018
    MIT women’s tennis seniors Dora Tzeng (Fremont, Calif.) and Sonya Das (Arden Hills, Minn.) have been honored with the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Weekly Awards. Tzeng earns Singles Player of the Week for the first time this year, while Tzeng and Das were honored as the league’s Doubles Team of the Week.
  • No. 11 Women's Tennis Drops Road Final to No. 8 Amherst
    April 27, 2018
    On Friday night, the No. 11 MIT women’s tennis team dropped a 5-2 final to No. 8 Amherst College in a match played at the Bay Road Tennis Center at Hampshire College. The match was ended with two matches not completed as the facility closed for the evening.
  • Women's Tennis Captures NEWMAC Regular-Season Title With 7-2 Senior Day Win Over Babson
    April 24, 2018
    For the sixth straight season, the No. 13 MIT women’s tennis team finished the NEWMAC regular season undefeated as the Engineers downed Babson College by a 7-2 final on Tuesday afternoon. The Engineers earn the league’s regular-season championship and the No. 1 seed in the league tournament after winning the program’s 49th straight conference match.
  • Zhu, Kohrs and Zhang Earn NEWMAC Weekly Honors
    April 23, 2018
    MIT junior Kelly Zhu (Pearland, Texas) has been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week for her performance last week. In addition, senior Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) and freshman Marina Zhang (Garnet Valley, Pa.) were honored as the league’s Doubles Team of the Week. This marks the fifth doubles honor for Kohrs this season, while Zhu and Zhang were recognized for the first time.
  • Women's Tennis Off to Best Start in Program History at 14-1 After 9-0 Shutout of No. 30 Vassar College
    April 22, 2018
    The No. 13 MIT women’s tennis team won its eighth straight match on Sunday afternoon as the Engineers topped No. 30 Vassar College by a 9-0 final.
  • No. 13 Women's Tennis Defeats Springfield in 9-0 Final
    April 21, 2018
    On Saturday afternoon, the No. 13 MIT women’s tennis team ran its winning streak to seven straight with a 9-0 shutout of Springfield College in a NEWMAC match. The win is the 48th straight conference match won by the Engineers as MIT has won all seven NEWMAC matches this season by 9-0 margins.
  • Women's Tennis Lands Six on Academic All-Conference Team
    April 20, 2018
    Westwood, Mass. (April 20) - Six members of the MIT women’s tennis team have been named to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference Team. Overall, 35 student-athletes were recognized as MIT tied for the second most among league institutions.
  • Kohrs, Rickeman Sweep NEWMAC Women's Tennis Weekly Awards
    April 17, 2018
    MIT senior Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) and freshman Libby Rickeman (Wayzata, Minn.) have been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Tennis Players of the Week for their performances in a 4-0 week for the Engineers. This is the second singles honor of the year for Kohrs, while Kohrs and Rickeman are four-time winners of the league’s doubles honor.
  • No. 13 Engineers Down No. 33 Wellesley in 9-0 Shutout
    April 17, 2018
    In a rematch of last year’s NEWMAC Championship, the No. 13 MIT women’s tennis team defeated No. 33 Wellesley College in a 9-0 final to remain unbeaten in NEWMAC play.
  • No. 13 Engineers Move to 11-1 Overall With 9-0 Road Win
    April 15, 2018
    In a dominant performance on Sunday afternoon, the No. 13 MIT women’s tennis team improved to 11-1 overall and remained unbeaten in the NEWMAC with a 9-0 road win over Mount Holyoke College. This is the second straight season that the Engineers have begun the year with an 11-1 overall record.
  • No. 13 Women's Tennis Moves to 10-1 With Shutout of Smith
    April 14, 2018
    On Saturday afternoon, the No. 13 MIT women’s tennis team improved to 10-1 on the season with a 9-0 home shutout of Smith College in NEWMAC conference play.
  • Matsuzaki Captures 250th Career Win in 6-3 Victory Over No. 14 Bowdoin
    April 13, 2018
    On Friday afternoon, the No. 13 MIT women’s tennis team defeated No. 14 ranked Bowdoin College by a 6-3 final to defeat the Polar Bears for the first time since the 2006 season. In addition, the victory was the 250th career win for MIT head coach Carol Matsuzaki as her career mark is now 250-116 overall.
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