Women’s tennis begins season with a 2-0 start

Engineers win 6-3 over Wellesley College in their first road match of the new year

Playing on the road for the first time this season, the MIT women’s tennis team made it two-for-two on the young season as it took a 6-3 win at Wellesley College in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference match. Victoria Tam ’16 and Elysa M. Kohrs ’17 each won in singles and doubles for the Engineers.

Michelle M. Dutt ’15 and Krystal Y. Lai ’17 picked up the first point for MIT (2-0, 2-0 NEWMAC) with an 8-3 decision over Kendall Tada and Samantha Stone at No. 3 doubles. Tam and Kohrs got the same result at No. 2 before the No. 1 Wellesley team of Sojung Lee and Carina Chen got by Lauren C. Quisenberry ’14 and Julia C. Hsu ’14, 9-7, to put the first point on the board for the Blue.

Wendi J. Kong ’17 picked up another point in singles play for MIT when she took a 6-1, 6-3 decision over Tada at No. 4. Wellesley (2-1, 1-1 NEWMAC) picked up its second point in the No. 3 match where Andjela Stojkovic defeated Lai, 6-4, 6-0. The Engineers then clinched the match with victories in the Nos. 1 and 4 matches. At No. 4 Tam took a 6-2, 6-2 win over Lina Ye and Quisenberry took the deciding point at No. 1 with a 6-3, 6-3 triumph over Lee.

The final two matches went to three sets, with each squad picking up a win. For MIT it was Kohrs that came back from a second set setback to score a 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 win over Chen at No. 2. At No. 6 Dutt took the first set in her contest with Stone, but eventually fell by a 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 score.

MIT will be back in NEWMAC action tomorrow when it hosts Springfield College at 1:00 p.m. Wellesley will play again on Sept. 18 when it hosts Mount Holyoke College at 5 p.m.