Women's Tennis Places Five on NEWMAC Academic Team

Women's Tennis Places Five on NEWMAC Academic Team

Boston, Mass. (October 19) -- Five members of the MIT women's tennis team have been named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Tennis Academic All-Conference Team, as announced by the league office. The list consists of 31 total student-athletes from the sport of women's tennis.

Earning the honor for MIT was senior Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.), juniors Sonya Das (Arden Hills, Minn.), Dora Tzeng (Fremont, Calif.) and Rena Liu (Oak Hill, Va.), as well as sophomore Kelly Zhu (Pearland, Texas).

Kohrs captured her 100th career match earlier this season, while Das has a 4-1 mark in NEWMAC singles play this season. Tzeng is 9-2 overall in singles action, including 7-1 in the league to go along with a 7-1 doubles record. Liu is unbeaten in singles play at 3-0 and also has a perfect 7-0 doubles record in 2016. Zhu has been solid as well as she has a 5-1 NEWMAC record in singles action.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale of a 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2015 spring semester, must have achieved second year academic status at their institution and have been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.

MIT is back in action this weekend as the top-ranked Engineers host the NEWMAC Championship semifinals and final on October 22-23rd. The semifinals will take place simultaneously at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, while the final is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start on Sunday afternoon.

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