MIT Finishes 11th in Directors’ Cup RankingsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming on the heels of one of the most successful campaigns in Institute history, MIT placed 11th among all Division III schools in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. This was the highest ranking for the Engineers in the 14-year history of the program and the first time they were the best performers in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
Hansen Falls in NCAA Women's Tennis QuarterfinalFREDERICKSBURG, Va. After winning two grueling three-set matches, MIT senior Leslie Hansen fell in the Quarterfinals of the 2010 NCAA Division III Womens Tennis Championship, hosted by the University of Mary Washington. Hansen becomes MITs first woman to reach the singles quarterfinal, having eventually lost to No. 3 seed Julia Browne of Tufts University on Saturday morning.
Dixon and Hansen Earn Academic All-District AccoladesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT student-athletes Keri Dixon and Leslie Hansen were recently named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 1 Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Dixon, Techs starting goalkeeper in field hockey, and Hansen, a four-year member of the womens tennis team, were honored as part of the At-Large category, which encompasses all NCAA sponsored sports without a specific award. Both were tabbed to the Third Team All-District.
Trinity Defeats Women's TennisCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT women's tennis team concluded its season at home on Tuesday, dropping a 6-3 decision to Trinity College (Conn.) on the DuPont Tennis Courts. Leslie Hansen and Anastasia Vishnevetsky picked up Tech's only points, as the Engineers fell to 5-13 to wrap up the 2009-10 season. Trinity improved to 5-3 with its second win in a row.
Women's Tennis Drops Two in N.Y. RoadtripPOUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. The MIT womens tennis team was hit with a pair of losses in its final two road games of the season, dropping Saturdays 7-2 decision to Skidmore College before losing in a 9-0 sweep by No. 22 Vassar College on Sunday.
Brandeis Slips Past Women's Tennis, 5-4CAMBRIDGE, Mass. On Tuesday, the MIT womens tennis team faced off against the team from Brandeis College on the duPont Tennis Courts. Though the Engineers held an early lead, the bottom of the lineup prevailed for the Judges, who narrowly escaped with a 5-4 victory.
Women's Tennis Splits at Wellesley InvitationalWELLESLEY, Mass - The MIT women's tennis team went 1-1 at this weekend's Wellesley Invitational, picking up a 9-0 win against Simmons College before dropping a 9-0 decision to host Wellesley College.
Women's Tennis Falls to NYU in Spring Season OpenerCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The MIT womens tennis team opened its spring season on Saturday by hosting New York University in the J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble. The Violets dominated the Engineers on the court, taking home a 8-1 win.
Daniel Griffin Named Interim Head Coach of Womens TennisCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Daniel Griffin, a two-year assistant coach with MITs womens tennis team, will serve as the interim head coach during the spring 2010 season. He will guide the squad during current head coach Carol Matsuzakis leave of absence as she and her partner prepare for the birth of their first child. Matsuzaki, the programs all-time winningest coach, will return to her post for the 2010-11 campaign.
NEWMAC Announces Academic All-Conference TeamsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference recently announced the 2009 NEWMAC Fall Academic All-Conference Team. Thirty-five MIT athletes were recognized by the conference for their performance in the classroom.
NEWMAC Announces Women's Tennis AwardsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its 2009 Womens Tennis post-season awards on Tuesday. The two tournament finalists, Wheaton and Wellesley, combined to account for all nine of the First-Team nods, while MIT gathered three Second-Team awards.
Wellesley Knocks out MIT; Wheaton Eliminates SmithCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology played host to the 2009 New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Womens Tennis Championship today at the duPont Tennis Courts. The two-day event continued with semifinal matches as the #6 seed Engineers of MIT faced the #2 Blue of Wellesley College and the #4 Pioneers of Smith College played the #1 Lyons of Wheaton College. After Sunday mornings matches, the Lyons and Blue secured spots in the afternoons championship, leaving the Engineers and Pioneers with only the opportunity to watch from the bleachers.
MIT, Smith Advance in Womens Tennis Tournament; Babson, Mount Holyoke FallCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology played host to the 2009 New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Womens Tennis Championship today at the J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble. The two-day event began with quarterfinal matches as the #6 seed Engineers of MIT took on the #3 Beavers of Babson College and the #5 Lyons of Mount Holyoke College challenged the #4 Pioneers of Smith College. After the day was done, the Engineers and Pioneers were victorious, and the Beavers and Lyons were eliminated.
Women's Tennis Closes Regular Season with 2-7 Loss to BabsonBABSON PARK, Mass. The Babson College womens tennis team finished up its regular season competition with a 7-2 victory over visiting MIT in a New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest at the Farwell Courts on Tuesday afternoon. With the win, Babson (7-3 overall, 5-2 NEWMAC) will enter this weekends conference tournament as the third seed and will have face sixth-seeded MIT (3-5 overall, 3-4 NEWMAC) in a rematch of todays contest in the NEWMAC Quarterfinals this Saturday, October 24, at 11 a.m. at MIT.
Tech Pair Captures Second at NEWITT; Vishnevetsky Named NEWMAC Player of the WeekSOUTH HADLEY, Mass. This weekend, MIT womens tennis sent four pairs to compete in the 2009 New England Womens Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament hosted by Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College. The Engineers top pair of Leslie Hansen and Anastasia Vishnevetsky fought their way through the field and finished as runners-up among 42 entries.
Women's Tennis Falls to Wheaton, 6-3CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - On Tuesday, MIT women's tennis faced off against Wheaton College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match. While the Engineers were able to put up a fight, the conference-leading Lyons pulled out a 6-3 win to secure the regular-season title.
Women's Tennis Dismisses Smith, 6-3CAMBRIDGE, Mass - MIT's women's tennis team came up with another conference win as Smith College got sent home, 6-3. Despite being unable to match the Pioneers' depth, the Engineers bit hitters were able putting together the victory to lift MIT to 3-3 (3-2 NEWMAC) for the season.
Wellesley Takes 6-3 Match over Women's TennisWELLESLEY, Mass. In a re-match of last year's NEWMAC Championship battle, Wellesley tennis once again came out on top, posting a 6-3 victory over MIT on Tuesday evening at Wellesley. The Blue improve to 4-2 (3-1 NEWMAC) while MIT falls to 2-3 (2-2 NEWMAC).
Women's Tennis Sweeps Clark, 9-0CAMBRIDGE, Mass. After a tough 9-0 loss to Tufts, MIT womens tennis bounced back today to sweep the Cougars of Clark University, 9-0, this afternoon in the duPont Tennis Bubble. Originally scheduled to be played at Clark, the match was relocated to accommodate the rainy weekend weather.
Tufts Blanks Women's Tennis, 9-0CAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT womens tennis faced off against in a non-conference match against Tufts University today at duPont Tennis Courts. The David v. Goliath bout ended without any surprise as the Jumbos trampled the Engineers in a 9-0 shutout.
Mount Holyoke Edges Women's Tennis 5-4CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT Women's Tennis was narrowly defeated 5-4 by a visiting Mount Holyoke in a conference match today at DuPont Tennis Courts. Both teams now carry an overall and conference record of 1-1.
MIT Hosts ITA New England Regional TournamentCAMBRIDGE, Mass. This weekend, MIT played host to 20 teams in the International Tennis Association (ITA) New England Regional Womens Championships. MIT went 6-8 on the weekend as Kristen Alotta of Williams won the individual title while Julia Browne and Meghan McCooey of Tufts claimed the doubles championship.
Tennis Tabbed for ITA HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT was the only NEWMAC institution to receive All-Academic Team accolades for both its mens and womens programs as announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). The womens squad collected its seventh award while the men received their second nod. Individually, the Engineers collected 20 honors which ties Pomona-Pitzer College for first in the country.