No. 29 Engineers Fall to No. 26 Skidmore and No. 24 Vassar

April 20, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its final home-stand of the season, the nationally-ranked No. 29 MIT women’s tennis team was defeated by No. 26 Skidmore College, 8-1, and No. 24 Vassar College, 7-2, this past weekend. With the losses, the Engineers’ ledger lowered to 11-6 on the year.

No. 26 Skidmore College vs. No. 29 MIT
Final Team Score: Skidmore 8, MIT 1

Doubles
1. Danika Robison/Rachel Loeb (S) def. Leslie Hansen/Anastasia Vishnevetsky (M), 8-5
2. Stephanie Abrams/Allie Burns (S) def. Karina Pikhart/Yi Wang (M), 8-2
3. Laura Attley/Caroline Sherman (S) def. Melissa Diskin/Anisa McCree (M), 8-5

Singles
1. Leslie Hansen (M) def. Danika Robison (S), 6-5, 6-0
2. Rachel Loeb (S) def. Anastasia Vishnevetsky (M), 6-2, 6-4
3. Allie Burns (S) def. Yi Wang (M), 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
4. Laura Attley (S) def. Melissa Diskin (M), 7-6(1), 2-6, 6-4
5. Caroline Sherman (S) def. Anisa McCree (M), 6-0, 6-3
6. Stephanie Abrams (S) def. Karina Pikhart (M), 6-1, 6-3
7. Lindsay Hartley (S) def. Kerry Weinberg (M), 8-1
8. Lindsay Hartley (S) def. Hillary Jenny (M), 8-1

No. 24 Vassar College vs. No. 29 MIT
Final Team Score: Vassar 7, MIT 2

Doubles
1. Nicole Pontee/Jamison Steele (V) def. Leslie Hansen/Anastasia Vishnevetsky (M), 8-4
2. Joy Backer/Krista Romita (V) def. Karina Pikhart/Yi Wang (M), 8-3
3. Jennifer Beckerman/Alexis Jacobson (V) def. Melissa Diskin/Anisa McCree (M), 8-6
4. Nicole Block/Caroline Dunn-Rankin (V) def. Sonya Makhni/Sheena Bhalla (M), 8-3

Singles
1. Nicole Pontee (V) def. Leslie Hansen (M), 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
2. Anastasia Vishnevetsky (M) def. Jennifer Beckerman (V), 6-4, 7-6(4), 10-5
3. Joy Backer (V) def. Yi Wang (M), 6-4, 6-2
4. Alexis Jacobson (V) def. Melissa Diskin (M), 6-0, 6-2
5. Anisa McCree (M) def. Elizabeth Anderson (V), 7-6(1), 7-5
6. Jamison Steele (V) def. Karina Pikhart (M), 6-1, 6-2
7. Nicole Block (V) def. Sonya Makhni (M), 6-2, 6-0
8. Caroline Dunn-Rankin (V) def. Sheena Bhalla (M), 6-2, 6-4