MIT Falls to Tufts, 6-3

Oct. 1, 2004

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - Despite losing to Tufts University, 6-3, on Thursday, MIT was the first team this season to post a point against the Jumbos (4-0). In addition, it was the first time in three years the Engineers (2-2) won an individual match against Tufts.

Elaine Ni and Jusleen Karve lost their No. 1 doubles match, 8-1. Joanna MacKay and Jaclyn Cichon fell, 8-4, in the No. 2 spot. Mariah Hoover and Serena Lin picked up a point with their 8-5 win. Lin used this momentum to help her in her No. 1 singles match against Jen Luten. Despite dropping the first set, 6-3, Lin came back to win, 6-4, 10-4. Elaine Ni had the third win of the day for MIT, defeating Trina Spear, 6-3, 3-6, 10-4 in the No. 3 slot. Jaclyn Cichon and Emily Chen had strong performances in the No. 2 and No. 4 spots, despite falling 6-3, 6-0, and 6-1, 7-6 (3), respectively. After losing the first set 6-0, Jill Konowich retired, unable to complete her match in the No. 5 position. Mariah Hoover lost to Ashley Weisman, 6-1, 6-1, in the final singles match.

The next match for MIT will be Saturday, Oct. 2 when it travels to Springfield College for NEWMAC play.