SKILLMAN, N.J. – A pair of MIT tennis players were named All-Americans yesterday when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the 2013 All-America Teams for Men's and Women's NCAA Division III Tennis. The Engineers had one player each from their men's and women's teams earn the honor. Senior Lauren Quisenberry (Corpus Christi, Texas) earned her second career All-America distinction while senior Edwin Zhang (Falls Church, Va.) was named for the first time.
Both student-athletes earned their honor by qualifying and winning a match at the 2013 NCAA Division III Singles Championships. Quisenberry, who also earned All-America honors in 2011, upset No. 4 seed Megan Tang of the University of Chicago in the opening round of the Championships by taking a 6-2, 6-1 triumph to move to the round of 16. The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Athlete of the Year, Quisenberry dropped her match in the round of 16 to finish her outstanding season with a 19-4 singles record. It is the eighth overall All-America earned by a MIT women's tennis player.
Zhang won his first match at the Singles Championships with a 6-3, 6-2 decision over Artsiom Prostak of North Carolina Wesleyan to advance to the round of 16. The NEWMAC Athlete of the Year for men's tennis, Zhang completed his season with a 13-7 singles mark after falling in the round of 16. It is the 20th overall All-America earned by a MIT men's tennis player.