|Junior Lauren Holledner had wins in singles and doubles for Tufts
CAMBRIDGE - The Tufts University women's tennis team won 7-2 at MIT on Thursday for its first victory of the 2011-12 season. The match was played indoors due to rain in Greater Boston.
The Jumbos went up 3-0 after doubles without much of a challenge. The #1 pair of junior captain Lindsay Katz (Baltimore, MD) and sophomore Shelci Bowman (Dallas, TX) won 8-4, while sophomore Samantha Gann (Massapequa, NY) and junior Janice Lam (San Francisco, CA) won an 8-3 final at #2. At #3, the result was 8-4 Tufts by junior Lauren Hollender (Newton, MA) and sophomore Rebecca Kimmel (Longmeadow, MA).
In singles, Katz was the first to come off after a solid 6-3, 6-1 victory over MIT's Lauren Quisenberry, the Engineers' returning #1 and #20 ranked nationally. Gann would clinch the deciding match at #4 singles, scoring the Jumbos' fifth point with a three-set win. That was one of three three-set matches in singles, with two won by Jumbos. Kimmel also had a victory at #6, allowing just four games.
Tufts has the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Championships coming up next beginning September 30 at Bates.