Springfield, Mass. -- Freshman Lauren Quisenberry led her MIT women's tennis team to a 6-3 victory over Springfield College this afternoon on a sunny and breezy day at SC's Julius Appleton Courts. With the win, MIT ups its record to 5-2 overall, 5-1 in NEWMAC play. The Pride falls to 3-5 overall, 1-4 in the league.
Quisenberry had a good day, first teaming up with fellow freshman Julia Hsu to win at No. 1 doubles, 8-2. Quisenberry later won her match at No. 1 singles, defeating SC senior co-captain Amy Shaw, 6-0, 6-0.
MIT won all three doubles matches, setting the tone.
When Quisenberry won at No. 1 singles, and senior Jenny Dohlman won at No. 6 singles, MIT garnered all the team points it would need to capture the match.
At No. 2, Hsu defeated sophomore Sam Carney, 6-4, 7-6(2), in a hard-fought match.
Springfield fought back to win the No. 3 through 5 singles. Freshman Jen Cleary was a winner at No. 3, 6-4, 6-4; sophomore Erin Woodbury took a marathon match at No. 4, 7-5, 7-6 (12-10 in the tiebreaker); and senior co-captain Kyla Walgren won at No. 5, 6-3, 6-2.
Springfield will next host Mount Holyoke at home on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 4 pm. MIT hosts Wheaton College on the same day.
Final Score -- MIT 6, Springfield 3
1) Lauren Quisenberry/Julia Hsu (MIT) def. Amy Shaw/Kyla Walgren (SC), 8-2
2) Melissa Diskin/Katie O'Neal (MIT) def. Sam Carney/Jen Cleary (SC), 8-4
3) Jenny Dolman/Hillary Jenny (MIT) def. Erin Woodbury/Siana Green (SC), 8-2
1) Lauren Quisenberry (MIT) def. Amy Shaw (SC), 6-0, 6-0
2) Julia Hsu (MIT) def. Sam Carney (SC), 6-4, 7-6(2)
3) Jen Cleary (SC) def. Katie O'Neal (MIT), 6-4, 6-4
4) Erin Woodbury (SC) def. Melissa Diskin (MIT), 7-5, 7-6(10)
5) Kyla Walgren (SC) def. Hillary Jenny (MIT), 6-3, 6-2
6) Jenny Dohlman (MIT) def. Vanessa Senecal (SC), 6-2, 6-3
MIT -- 5-2, 5-1 NEWMAC
Springfield -- 3-5, 1-4 NEWMAC
Release Courtesy of Springfield Sports Information