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Women's Tennis Drops 8-1 Decision to MIT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass (September 29, 2007) - Senior Jess Sousa (Falmouth, Mass.) won at No. 4 singles, but it was not enough as MIT downed the Pride, 8-1, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference action on Saturday at the Appleton Courts.

With the win, MIT improved to 4-1 this season while the Pride had its two-match winning streak snapped and fell to 2-4. Rachel Kushma (London, England) put up a good effort as she fell to Mariah Hoover, 6-3,6-2 at No. 3 singles.

The Pride wrap up its home schedule on Tuesday when it hosts local-rival Mount Holyoke at 4:00 p.m.

MIT 8, Springfield College 1

Singles

#1- Leslie Hanses (M) def. Melissa Weinstein (S), 6-0, 6-1
#2- Liz Denys (M) def. Amy Shaw (S), 6-1, 6-3
#3- Mariah Hoover (M) def. Rachel Kushma (S), 6-3, 6-2
#4- Jess Sousa (S) def. Yi Wang (M), 3-6, 6-2 (10-5)
#5- Melissa Diskin (M) def. Shannon Desroches (S), 6-0, 6-1
#6- Anisa McCree (M) def. Sarah Russo (S), 6-3, 6-0

Doubles

#1- Hansen/Hoover (M) def. Weinstein/Shaw (S), 8-1
#2- Denys/McCree (M) def. Desroches/Sousa (S), 8-0
#3- Pickhart/Diskin (M) def. Kushma/Russo (S), 8-0

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