CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After capturing the 2012 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference championship in the fall, the MIT's women's tennis team will start its spring season with a national ranking. After finishing the fall season at No. 21, the Engineers have been dropped one spot to No. 22 in the latest spring rankings released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association this week.
Junior Lauren Quisenberry (Corpus Christy, Texas), the 2012 NEWMAC Player of the Year, and sophomore Vynnie Kong (Cupertino, Calif.) have both reached double figures in singles wins so far this season, with Kong leading the squad with 12 wins (12-2 overall) and Quisenberry totaling 11 victories (11-1 overall). The pair, playing in the top two flights this season, has led MIT to an overall 70-18 record in singles matches this season.
Sophomore Michelle Dutt (Gurnee, Ill.) and freshman Sunnie Lampl (Bluemont, Va.) have led the way for the Engineers in doubles play, posting a 13-2 record. Quisenberry teamed with freshman Victoria Tam (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.), the 2012 NEWMAC Freshman of the Year, to finish 9-2 in doubles in the fall to rank second on the squad in doubles victories along with the pairing of senior Candace Wu (Yorba Linda, Calif.) and junior Julia Hsu (Knoxville, Tenn.).
MIT will begin its spring schedule in a little more than a week when the Engineers will travel to California for a Spring Break trip that will begin with a March 24 match against Wisconsin-Whitewater that will be played at the Claremont Tennis Center in Claremont, California.