No. 17 Women's Tennis Downs No. 21 Caltech, 7-2, for Fifth Straight Win

No. 17 Women's Tennis Downs No. 21 Caltech, 7-2, for Fifth Straight Win

THE BASICS:

- Location: Pasadena, Calif. (Caltech Tennis Courts)

- Score: No. 17 MIT 7, No. 21 Caltech 2

- Records: No. 17 MIT (6-2); No. 21 Caltech (5-6)

- The Lead: On Tuesday afternoon, the No. 17 ranked MIT women's tennis team improved to 6-2 overall and 2-0 on its spring break trip with a convincing 7-2 victory over No. 21 Caltech. The Engineers have now won five straight matches, including three vs. nationally-ranked opponents.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- MIT took a 2-1 lead in doubles action with victories at No. 1 and No. 3. At No. 1, sophomore Libby Rickeman (Wayzata, Minn.) and first-year Viktoriya Tabunshchyk (Ancaster, Canada) defeated Kana Moriyama and Sarina Liu by an 8-5 final. First-year Ashley Teng (Tustin, Calif.) and junior Lara Rakocevic (Portland, Ore.) got the first point of the match for the Engineers, taking an 8-3 final over Jennifer Yu and Ankita Roychoudhury.

- In singles, the Engineers took five matches all in straight sets to wrap up the match. Rickeman defeated Moriyama by a 6-4, 6-0 margin at No. 1, while Tabunshchyk's 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 2 singles was the clinching point. Rakocevic picked up a 6-4, 7-5 victory in the No. 4 spot, while Teng and sophomore Megan Guenther (Willowbrook, Ill.) won in the No. 4 and No. 6 positions.

UP NEXT:

- MIT resumes NEWMAC play on Tuesday, April 2nd as the Engineers host Emerson College for a 3:30 p.m. start.

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