October 11, 2006

Engineers Take Brandeis, 7-2

Oct. 11, 2006

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT women's tennis team improved to 7-1 on the year following a 7-2 victory over Brandeis University on Tuesday. The Engineers won their third consecutive meeting against the Judges, which brings the series record to 20-19 in favor of Brandeis.

Opening up with the singles matches, Leslie Hansen picked up Tech's first point after a 6-1, 6-1 decision. Anisa McCree won her No. 4 match, 6-2, 6-1, while Emily Chen recorded a 6-2, 6-0, victory in the No. 6 position. Mariah Hoover extended MIT's lead to 4-0 after her 6-3, 6-0 win in the No. 2 spot. Yi Wang clinched the match by defeating Ariana Sanai, 1-6, 6-2, 10-1, while Joanna MacKay closed singles play with a 6-3, 7-6 (3) victory.

Hoover and Wang posted the Engineers' lone doubles win by blanking Gabrielle Helfgott and Emily Weisberg, 8-0. McCree and Kerry Weinberg dropped an 8-2 decision in the No. 3 spot while MacKay and Hansen lost, 8-6.

In exhibition singles play, Katie Smyth won, 6-3, 6-2, while Jackie Rogoff fell, 4-6, 6-3, 10-6.

MIT vs. Brandeis University
Final Team Score: MIT 7, Brandeis 2

Singles
1. Leslie Hansen (M) def. Ana Katz (B), 6-1, 6-1
2. Mariah Hoover (M) def. Gabrielle Helfgott (B), 6-3, 6-0
3. Yi Wang (M) def. Ariana Sanai (B), 1-6, 6-2, 10-1
4. Anisa McCree (M) def. Emily Weisberger (B), 6-2, 6-1
5. Joanna MacKay (M) def. Jenicka Hornung (B), 6-3, 7-6 (3)
6. Emily Chen (M) def. Liz Adamov (B), 6-2, 6-0
7. Katie Smyth (M) def. Unknown opponent (B), 6-3, 6-2
8. Unknown opponent (B) def. Jackie Rogoff (M), 4-6, 6-3, 10-6

Doubles
1. Jenicka Hornung/Ana Katz (B) def. Joanna MacKay/Leslie Hansen (M), 8-6
2. Mariah Hoover/Yi Wang (M) def. Gabrielle Helfgott/Emily Weisberger (B), 8-0
3. Ariana Sanai/Liz Adamov (B) def. Anisa McCree/Kerry Weinberg (M), 8-2