Women's Tennis Falls to Tufts, 8-1

Sept. 28, 2007

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT women's tennis team dropped its first match of the season following an 8-1 loss to Tufts University on Thursday. Leslie Hansen picked up the only win of the day for the Engineers (3-1) with a 7-6 (3), 6-2 decision over Meghan McCooey in the No. 1 singles slot.

In doubles play, Liz Denys and Anisa McCree fell by an 8-2 margin in the No. 2 spot while Karina Pikhart and Melissa Diskin were defeated, 8-3. The top tandem of Hansen and Mariah Hoover lost a hard-fought battle to Andrea Cenko and Julia Browne, 9-8 (7).

Hoover dropped her No. 3 singles match, 6-3, 6-0, as Pikhart fell, 6-2, 6-3, in the No. 6 slot. Yi Wang was edged out by Erica Miller, 6-2, 6-4, while Browne outlasted Denys, 6-2, 5-7, 10-5. Diskin was defeated by Maria Homma, 7-5, 6-4, before Hansen denied the Jumbos a shutout.

Jenny Dohlman registered the lone exhibition win for MIT as she defeated Meghan Gentzler, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3). Teamed up with Emily Onufer, Katie Smyth lost her doubles match, 8-4, and the fell in her singles appearance, 6-3, 6-2.

Tufts University vs. MIT
Final Team Score: Tufts 8, MIT 1

Doubles
1. Andrea Cenko/Julia Browne (T) def. Leslie Hansen/Mariah Hoover, 9-8 (7)
2. Grace Cascarilla/Meghan McCooey (T) def. Liz Denys/Anisa McCree (M), 8-2
3. Erica Miller/Mari Homma (T) def. Karina Pikhart/Melissa Diskin (M), 8-3
4. Meghan Gentzler/Laura Hoguet (T) def. Katie Smyth/Emily Onufer (M), 8-4

Singles
1. Leslie Hansen (M) def. Meghan McCooey (T), 7-6 (3), 6-2
2. Julia Browne (T) def. Liz Denys (M), 6-2, 5-7, 10-5
3. Grace Cascarilla (T) def. Mariah Hoover (M), 6-3, 6-0
4. Erica Miller (T) def. Yi Wang (M), 6-2, 6-4
5. Maria Homma (T) def. Melissa Diskin (M), 7-5, 6-4
6. Andrea Cenko (T) def. Karina Pikhart (M), 6-2, 6-3
7. Jenny Dohlman (M) def. Meghan Gentzler (T), 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3)
8. Edwina Stewart (T) def. Katie Smyth (M), 6-3, 6-2