MIT Hands Babson First Defeat, 9-0

Sept. 19, 2007

BABSON PARK, Mass. - Visiting MIT dealt the Babson College women's tennis team its first loss of the season on Tuesday afternoon, as the Engineers overpowered the Beavers, 9-0, in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest at the Hartwell Courts. With the loss, Babson dropped to 4-1 overall and 2-1 in the conference, while MIT remained unbeaten at 3-0 overall and 3-0 in the NEWMAC.

The No. 3 doubles team of Yi Wang and Melissa Diskin put MIT on the board with an 8-2 victory while Leslie Hansen and Mariah Hoover overpowered their foes, 8-1, in the top spot. Anisa McCree and Liz Denys completed the doubles sweep with a hard-fought 8-6 decision.

Straight-set wins by Hansen (6-2, 6-0) and Denys (6-0, 6-3) clinched the match for the Engineers. Diskin registered a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Liz Sheerin in the No. 5 singles slot while McCree defeated Lindsey Ford, 6-1, 6-2, in the No. 6 position. Hoover posted a 6-2, 6-4 victory as Wang closed the day with a 3-6, 6-3, 10-2 win.

In exhibition play, Karina Pikhart and Jen Rees collaborated for an 8-2 doubles victory. Kerry Weinberg defeated Caroline Hobert, 8-2, while Sheena Bhalla fell to Nadja Adilovic, 6-3, 6-0.

MIT vs. Babson College
Final Team Score: MIT 9, Babson 0

Doubles
1. Leslie Hansen/Mariah Hoover (M) def. Courtney Farrell/Heather Walsh (B) 8-1
2. Anisa McCree/Liz Denys (M) def. Kali Hogan/Jessica Huang (B) 8-6
3. Yi Wang/Melissa Diskin (M) def. Annie Chrys/Jamie Burke (B) 8-2
4. Karina Pikhart/Jen Rees (M) def. Caroline Hobert/Nadja Adilovic (B), 8-2

Singles
1. Leslie Hansen (M) def. Farrell (B) 6-2, 6-0
2. Liz Denys (M) def. Hogan (B) 6-0, 6-3
3. Mariah Hoover (M) def. Walsh (B) 6-2, 6-4
4. Yi Wang (M) def. Huang (B) 3-6, 6-3, (10-2)
5. Melissa Diskin (M) def. Liz Sheerin (B) 6-1, 6-1
6. Anisa McCree (M) def. Lindsey Ford (B) 6-1, 6-2
7. Kerry Weinberg (M) def. Caroline Hobert (B), 8-2
8. Nadja Adilovic (B) def. Sheena Bhalla (M), 6-3, 6-0