CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For a second straight year the MIT women's tennis program has seen its incoming freshman class of student-athletes ranked among the top-10 freshman classes in the nation. The class of 2017 is ranked No. 5 in the nation by TennisRecruiting.net, a step up of one spot from last season's class ranking of No. 6. The highly touted class of three will all come to MIT from California and will join an Engineer squad that won the 2012 NEWMAC Championship, advanced to the second round of the 2013 NCAA Division III Tournament and finished the season with a national ranking of No. 23.
"I am excited to welcome Elysa, Wendi, and Krystal to the team," remarked MIT Head Coach Carol Matsuzaki. "They are going to join an experienced and enthusiastic team of returning players; I can't wait to get started in the fall."
MIT Women's Tennis 2013-14 Freshman Class
Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif., Sacred Heart Prep): Three-time letterwinner in tennis … first team all-league and all-county … ranked No. 5 in USTA Northern California..
Wendi Kong (Cupertino, Calif., Monte Vista High School): A 2013 graduate of Monta Vista High School … played No. 1 singles for two years … two-time captain of the team … high school team was undefeated for two years … ranked No. 3 in the Norcal region and No. 112 in the nation … won the 2010 SCVAL Championship … AP Scholar … National Merit.
Krystal Lai (Irvine, Calif., University High School): A 2013 graduate of University High School … three-time letterwinner in tennis … ranked No. 32 in Southern California … National Merit Scholarship finalist … USA Biology Olympiad semi-finalist … Presidential Scholars semi-finalist.