April 30, 2011

Women’s Tennis Completes Perfect Spring Season

Hartford, Conn. – Sophomore Candace Wu teamed with fellow rookie Lauren Quisenberry (Corpus Christi, Texas) for an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles and Julia Hsu earned the deciding point with a 7-6, 7-5 triumph at No. 3 singles to lead the visiting Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineers in women's tennis action this afternoon at Assaiante Tennis Center.  With the win, MIT improves to 11-0 on the spring season.

MIT took a 3-0 lead after doubles play, but Bantam junior Kelsey Semrod (Princeton, N.J.) dominated the No. 4 singles match with a 6-1, 6-1 victory to put the Bantams on the board.  The Engineers answered with straight-set wins at No. 2 (Candace Wu) and No. 3 (Julia Hsu) singles, clinching the match with Hsu's narrow victory over Trinity senior co-captain Jillian Steckloff (Framingham, Mass.).  Quisenberry won in three sets at first singles, while Sophomore Frances Cameron (Mill Valley, Calif.) and first-year Senzosihle Mauve-Maphisa (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe) added late singles wins for the Bantams.

MIT, ranked No. 9 in the Northeast, improves to 16-4 with its 11 consecutive victory.  The Engineers will now have to wait until May 9th to see if they get an at-large invite to compete in the NCAA team championships. The Bantams finish the regular season with a 9-6 record.