WALTHAM, Mass. – Playing in the finals of the annual Nor'easter Bowl Tournament, the No. 17 MIT women's tennis faced off against fourth-ranked Amherst College this morning on the courts at Brandeis University. It was the second meeting between the two squads this spring, and the result was the same as the before with the Jeffs taking a 9-0 win.
After Amherst (8-2) won the Nos. 3 and 1 doubles matches by 8-2 scores, MIT (13-3) came close to a point in the No. 2 match. The Engineers' team of sophomore Victoria Tam (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.) and freshman Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) battled all the way against the Amherst team of Zoe Pangalos and Jen Newman before falling 9-7.
Amherst won five of the six singles matches in straight sets, claiming the tournament title when Jordan Brewer defeated Kohrs by a score of 6-1, 6-0 in the No. 1 match. Freshman Wendi Kong (Cupertino, Calif.) came close at staging a comeback in her No. 2 match against Gabby Devlin, coming up on the short end of a 6-1, 7-5 score. Junior Vynnie Kong (Cupertino, Calif.) did take the second set of her No. 5 match against Zoe Pangalos, but saw her opponent come back to win, 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (1). Senior Julia Hsu (Knoxville, Tenn.) also had a second set comeback fall short in her 6-1, 7-6 (1) loss at No. 4 to Sue Ghosh.
Next up for MIT will be a visit to Williams College on April 18 for a 3:30 p.m. match against the Ephs.