Bukzin and Evans Advance to Doubles Final of MIT Invite

Bukzin and Evans Advance to Doubles Final of MIT Invite

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Jackie Bukzin '22 and Claire Evans '22 headlined day two action of the MIT Invitational, advancing to the doubles final after cruising past Tufts and Wesleyan in quarterfinals and semifinals play on Saturday afternoon.

Bukzin and Evans faced off against Mathilda Rigby and Maddie Suk in the quarterfinals, holding the pair to one point and moving ahead into the semifinals. Matched up against Kristine Yu and Caitlyn Ferrante, the Mammoths halted the Cardinals, 8-3, to clinch their finals placement in their opening fall tournament. The tandem will take on Libby Rickeman, who is the only junior in the finals, and Sarah Pertsemlidis for the doubles crown.

Rickeman and Pertsemlidis advanced after taking down the duo of Anya Ivenitsky and Camille Smukler '20 by a narrow margin, 8-7 (5-0). The pairing of Maggie Owensby '22 and Anya Ramras '22 also fell while singles Bukzin and Calista Sha '23 dropped in the quarterfinals. 

Also impressing on day two singles was  Smukler who will get her chance at the consolation singles final after defeating Yu and Casey Cummings. Smukler, who is the only senior in the finals, will battle against Serim Jin (Wesleyan) tomorrow morning.