MIT Falls to Amherst at NCAA Tournament
WINDSOR, Conn. – A strong run in the 2014 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships came to an end today for the No. 13 MIT women's tennis team as they were defeated in the third round of the tournament by No. 2 Amherst College, 5-0. The Engineers completed their 2013-14 season with a 17-5 record, while Amherst improves to 20-3 and will advance to the quarterfinals of the championship next week.
MIT could only pick up two games total in doubles play as Amherst swept through the matches to take a 3-0 advantage. The Jeffs took the No. 2 match by an 8-0 score before taking the final two decisions by identical 8-1 margins.
In singles play the top two flights were decided first, and both went to Amherst to wrap up the victory for the Jeffs. In the No. 2 match Gabby Devlin downed freshman Wendi Kong (Cupertino, Calif.), 6-0, 6-0 to make it 4-0 for Amherst. In the No. 1 match freshman Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) put together a strong effort, but came up short against Jordan Brewer in a 6-2, 6-2 setback that decided the match.