This release is courtesy of MIT Sports Information.
- Location: Medford, Mass. (Voute Tennis Courts)
- Score: No. 11 MIT 5, John Jay 0
- Records: No. 11 MIT (18-2); John Jay (11-4)
- The Lead: Led by a dominant performance in doubles to get an early 3-0 lead, the No. 11 ranked MIT women's tennis advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 5-0 shutout of John Jay College on Friday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- In doubles, the Engineers took the No. 1 and 3 spots by finals of 8-0 to go along with an 8-2 win at No. 2 by seniors Dora Tzeng (Fremont, Calif.) and Sonya Das (Arden Hills, Minn.). At No. 1, senior Elysa Kohrs (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) and freshman Libby Rickeman (Wayzata, Minn.) were extremely efficient in their 8-0 victory over John Jay's Bernarda Reyes and Rageene Berry.
- MIT came out firing quickly in singles play as five of the six matches all had first sets of 6-0 in favor of the Engineers. Das was the fourth overall point for MIT with a 6-0, 6-0 blanking of Angelica Lozano at the No. 5 singles position. With the No. 3, No. 4 and No. 6 singles matches all within a single point of ending, it was sophomore Serena Le (Aiea, Hawaii) at No. 6 that provided the overall clinching point to send the Engineers into the second round.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- MIT currently sits at No. 11 in the latest Oracle/ITA Division III National rankings, while the Engineers are also ranked sixth in the Northeast Region. Kohrs is ranked No. 2 in the latest regional singles rankings, while Rickeman checks in at the No. 9 spot. In addition, as a doubles team Kohrs and Rickeman are fifth in the region.
- MIT will take on Colby-Sawyer in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Woburn Racquet Club, which is located at 9 Webster Street in Woburn, Mass. That will be the first all-time meeting between the two schools and is being played indoors due to inclement weather expected to effect the area on Saturday.