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MIT defeats women's tennis team at Merrill

LEWISTON, Maine -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology defeated Bates College 9-0 in women's tennis on Saturday at the Merrill Indoor Gymnasium, dropping the host Bobcats to 1-2 this year. Playing in its first match of the spring season, MIT raised its record to 9-3.

The Bobcats took four of six singles matches to three sets: junior Caryn Benisch (Huntington, N.Y.) at No. 2, senior Mallika Raghavan (Chappaqua, N.Y.), sophomore Jean Gulliver (Falmouth, Maine) and first-year Eliza Kano-Bower (Wayland, Mass.).

Bates next plays at Middlebury next Saturday, March 8 at 8:30 a.m.

MIT 9, Bates 0

March 1, 2008 at Merrill Indoor Gymnasium

Doubles Competition

1. Alex Piacquad/Caryn Benisch lost to Mariah Hoover/Leslie Hansen 8-2

2. Mallika Raghavan/Liz Fleming lost to Avisa McCree/Yi Wang 8-6

3. Jean Gulliver/Eliza Kano-Bauer lost to Karina Pikhart/Jenny Dohlman 8-3

Singles Competition

1. Alex Piacquad lost to Leslie Hansen 6-0, 6-1

2. Caryn Benisch lost to Mariah Hoover 7-6(4), 6-7(3), 6-2

3. Mallika Raghavan lost to Yi Wang 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

4. Liz Fleming lost to Melissa Diskin 6-3, 6-1

5. Jean Gulliver lost to Anisa McCree 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

6. Eliza Kano-Bauer lost to Karina Pikhart 3-6, 6-4, 6-1