2016-17 MIT Women's Tennis News

  • Women's Tennis Earns ITA Academic Team and Scholar-Athlete Honors
    July 26, 2017
    Tempe, Ariz. (July 26) -- Six members of the MIT women’s tennis team have earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athlete honors, as announced by the ITA this week. In addition, the team overall has earned the ITA All-Academic Team award for having an overall cumulative team GPA of over a 3.20. As a group, the Engineers boast an impressive 3.70 grade point average, have captured All-Academic Team accolades for the 15th straight year and were one of seven NEWMAC teams to earn the team award.
  • No. 22 Women's Tennis Falls to No. 7 Wesleyan in NCAA Second Round
    May 13, 2017
    In the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament, the No. 22 ranked MIT women’s tennis team dropped a 5-0 final to No. 7 ranked Wesleyan College in a match played at Bowdoin College. The Engineers end the season at 13-9 overall, while Wesleyan will now face top-seeded Bowdoin in Sunday’s regional final.
  • No. 22 Women's Tennis Advances to NCAA Second Round
    May 12, 2017
    In the first round of the NCAA Regional on Friday afternoon at Bowdoin College, the No. 22 ranked MIT women’s tennis team defeated Gwynedd Mercy by a 5-0 final to advance to the tournament’s second round.
  • No. 22 Women's Tennis Earns NCAA Berth, Will Face Gwynedd Mercy on Friday at Bowdoin
    May 08, 2017
    Indianapolis, Ind. (May 8) -- The No. 22 ranked MIT women’s tennis team, by virtue of capturing the 2016 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship, has earned a berth in the 2017 NCAA Division III Tournament. The Engineers will travel to Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine for the regional that will take place on May 12-14.
  • No. 22 Women's Tennis Drops Final at No. 8 Bowdoin
    April 29, 2017
    On Saturday afternoon in Maine, the No. 22 ranked MIT women’s tennis team fell to No. 8 Bowdoin by a 9-0 final to wrap up the regular-season schedule for the spring. MIT returns to action in the NCAA Championship after winning the NEWMAC Tournament in the fall.
  • No. 22 Women's Tennis Falls at No. 3 Middlebury
    April 21, 2017
    On Friday afternoon at the Nelson Recreation Center, the No. 22 MIT women’s tennis team fell by a 9-0 final to No. 3 Middlebury in non-conference action. Middlebury marks the ninth straight nationally-ranked opponent for the Engineers, including six in the top 10. In addition, the Engineers are currently the No. 9 ranked team in the region, while the Panthers hold down the top spot regionally.
  • No. 22 MIT Splits With No. 1 Emory and No. 40 Vassar
    April 15, 2017
    On Saturday, the No. 22 ranked MIT women’s tennis took on No. 1 Emory University and No. 40 Vassar College in a pair of matches at the duPont Tennis Courts. The Engineers dropped an 8-1 final to Emory, followed by a 7-2 win over Vassar.
  • Women's Tennis Falls to No. 7 Tufts, 7-2
    April 11, 2017
    On Tuesday afternoon, the No. 21 ranked MIT women’s tennis team fell to No. 7 Tufts University by a 7-2 final in non-conference action. This marks the sixth straight nationally-ranked opponent of the spring season and fourth straight top-10 matchup.
  • No. 21 Women's Tennis Drops 8-1 Final at No. 6 Wesleyan
    April 08, 2017
    On Saturday in non-conference action, the No. 21 ranked MIT women’s tennis team dropped an 8-1 final to No. 6 ranked Wesleyan University. This marks the fifth straight nationally-ranked opponent of the spring season and third straight top-10 matchup.
  • No. 20 Women's Tennis Drops 6-3 Final at No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
    March 29, 2017
    In a hard-fought match that lasted four and a half hours, the No. 20 MIT women’s tennis team fell to No. 5 ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps by a 6-3 final on Wednesday night at the Bisrantz Family Tennis Center.
  • No. 20 Women's Tennis Falls at No. 4 Pomona-Pitzer
    March 28, 2017
    On Wednesday evening at the Pauley Tennis Complex, the No. 20 MIT women’s tennis team dropped a 9-0 final to No. 4 ranked Pomona-Pitzer in non-conference spring break action.
  • No. 20 Women's Tennis Earns 6-3 Win Over No. 35 Gustavus Adolphus
    March 26, 2017
    In the first match of the team’s spring break trip, the No. 20 ranked MIT women’s tennis team picked up a 6-3 win over No. 35 ranked Gustavus Adolphus in a match that was played at the Claremont Club in California.
  • No. 17 Women's Tennis Falls 6-3 to No. 21 Brandeis
    March 04, 2017
    Taking a 2-1 lead into doubles play on Saturday, the No. 21 ranked Brandeis University women’s tennis team defeated No. 17 MIT by a 6-3 final in non-conference action. The Engineers fall to 10-1 overall on the season in the loss, while the Judges improve to 5-1 on the year.
  • Women's Tennis Places Seven on NEWMAC All-Conference Teams
    October 25, 2016
    Seven members of the MIT women’s tennis team have been named to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference Teams for their play during the 2016 fall season. In addition, head coach Carol Matsuzaki has been named as the league’s Coach of the Year for the third straight season and eighth time overall.
  • Top-Seeded Women's Tennis Captures 2016 NEWMAC Championship
    October 23, 2016
    Trailing by a 2-1 margin following doubles play on Sunday, the top-seeded MIT Engineers rallied in singles action for a thrilling 5-3 win over No. 2 seeded Wellesley College to capture the 2016 NEWMAC Women’s Tennis Championship. The title is the program’s seventh overall and earns the Engineers a berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
  • Top-Seeded MIT Advances to Sunday's NEWMAC Championship
    October 22, 2016
    On Saturday afternoon, the MIT women’s tennis team advanced to the 2016 NEWMAC Championship with a 5-0 victory over No. 4 seeded Mount Holyoke. The Engineers, the top seed in the tournament, will now host No. 2 seeded Wellesley College on Sunday afternoon beginning at 1 p.m. in Cambridge. The Blue defeated No. 3 seed Babson College by a 5-2 final in the second semifinal.
  • Women's Tennis Places Five on NEWMAC Academic Team
    October 19, 2016
    Boston, Mass. (October 19) -- Five members of the MIT women’s tennis team have been named to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Tennis Academic All-Conference Team, as announced by the league office. The list consists of 31 total student-athletes from the sport of women’s tennis.
  • Le and Liu Shine, Tzeng Earns Sportsmanship Award at NEWITT's
    October 16, 2016
    At the 2016 NEWITT Tennis Championship, the MIT duo of freshman Serena Le (Aiea, Hawaii) and junior Rena Liu (Oak Hill, Va.) highlighted play for the No. 17 Engineers as the pair finished as the runner-up the B draw in a Sunday match with the No. 5 team from Amherst.
  • Tzeng Earns NEWMAC Singles Player of the Week Honors
    October 03, 2016
    Boston, Mass. (October 3) -- MIT junior women’s tennis captain Dora Tzeng (Fremont, Calif.) has been named as the NEWMAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for her performance in a 3-0 week for the Engineers.
  • No. 17 Women's Tennis Claims NEWMAC Regular-Season Title
    October 01, 2016
    Picking up wins over Wheaton and Smith on Saturday at home, the No. 17 ranked MIT women’s tennis team captured the 2016 NEWMAC regular-season championship as the Engineers finished the regular-season with a perfect 8-0 record.
  • No. 17 Engineers Power Past Clark in 9-0 Shutout
    September 27, 2016
    In NEWMAC action on Tuesday afternoon, the No. 17 MIT women’s tennis team stayed unbeaten as the Engineers shut out Clark by a 9-0 final in Worcester, Mass. The Engineers are alone in first place in the conference standings through six league matches.
  • Rakocevic, Zhu Earn NEWMAC Women's Tennis Honors
    September 26, 2016
    MIT women’s tennis players Lara Rakocevic (Portland, Ore.) and Kelly Zhu (Pearland, Texas) were both honored by the NEWMAC office on Monday afternoon. Rakocevic picked up her first career Player of the Week honors, while Rakocevic and Zhu teamed up to earn Doubles Team of the Week accolades.
  • Rakocevic Leads No. 17 Women's Tennis at ITA Regional Championship
    September 25, 2016
    Freshman Lara Rakocevic (Portland, Ore.) advanced to the quarterfinals to lead the No. 17 ranked MIT women’s tennis team at the 2016 ITA New England Regional Championship, hosted by the Engineers from September 23-25.
  • 2016 ITA New England Regional Tennis Championship Central
    September 22, 2016
    The 2016 ITA New England Regional Tennis Championship is being hosted at MIT from September 23-25.
  • No. 17 Women's Tennis Downs Babson in 7-2 Victory
    September 20, 2016
    On Tuesday evening, the No. 17 ranked MIT women’s tennis improved to a perfect 5-0 on the season with a convincing 7-2 win over Babson College in NEWMAC action.
  • Tzeng, Das Named as the NEWMAC Doubles Team of the Week
    September 19, 2016
    Boston, Mass. (September 19) -- MIT junior captains Dora Tzeng (Fremont, Calif.) and Sonya Das (Arden Hills, Minn.) have been honored as the NEWMAC Doubles Team of the Week for their performance in a shutout win over Mount Holyoke in the team’s lone match of the week.
  • No. 17 Women's Tennis Defeats Mount Holyoke in 9-0 Final
    September 17, 2016
    On Saturday afternoon, the No. 17 ranked MIT women’s tennis team stayed unbeaten with a convincing 9-0 home win over Mount Holyoke in NEWMAC action. The win improves the Engineers to a perfect 4-0 as they now lead the all-time series by a margin of 35-6.
  • Tzeng Named as NEWMAC Women's Tennis Singles Player of the Week
    September 12, 2016
    Boston, Mass. (September 12) -- MIT junior captain Dora Tzeng (Fremont, Calif.) has been named as the NEWMAC Women’s Tennis Singles Player of the Week for her performance in a 2-0 week for the No. 17 ranked Engineers.
  • No. 17 Women's Tennis Stays Unbeaten With Shutout of Springfield
    September 11, 2016
    In NEWMAC action on Sunday afternoon, the No. 17 ranked MIT women’s tennis team stayed undefeated with a 9-0 shutout win over Springfield College in the team’s first road match of the season. Overall, MIT now holds a 19-0 edge over the Pride in the all-time series.
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