Harvard Women's Tennis Returns to Action Against Boston College Saturday
Amanda Lin is having a stellar freshman campaign for the Crimson (Harvard Athletic Communications).
After a three-week layoff due to Winter Storm Nemo, the Harvard women's tennis team returns to action Saturday against in-state rival Boston College Saturday at 4 p.m.
Last Time Out
The Crimson was slated to take on Buffalo and Massachusetts Feb. 9; however, the over two feet of snow that hit New England caused the match against the Bulls to be cancelled and the one against the Minutewomen to be postponed to a to-be-determined date.
In its last match action, Harvard defeated Maryland, 6-1, Feb. 2 at the Murr Center. The Crimson earned the doubles point with victories at No. 2 by Sylvia Li and Amanda Lin and Hideko Tachibana and Hannah Morrill at No. 1. The singles action saw the Crimson pull out a trio of three-set victories. Tachibana rebounded from dropping the first set to top Vroni Van Berlo, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, Sylvia Li outlasted Sarah Gealer, 6-2, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (1), and Amanda Lin edged Nataliya Bredikhina, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-2.
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The Crimson is 2-2 in the spring season after the first three weeks of play. Freshman Amy He leads the team with a 3-0 mark during the dual season, while Amanda Lin paces the team on the year with a 12-3 mark, including a 3-1 record in the spring season. Senior captain Hideko Tachibana is 2-1 at the top position, while No. 2 Kristin Norton is 2-2. In doubles play, Harvard has gone with the same pairings in the last three matches. Norton and He have assumed the top position with Sylvia Li and Lin playing at No. 2 and Tachibana and Hannah Morrill at No. 3.
About Boston College (Team Page)
Like the Crimson, BC also had its most recent scheduled contest – the ECAC Championships – cancelled due to Winter Storm Nemo. The Eagles are 3-0 entering the weekend, including a 4-3 win over ACC rival and Harvard common opponent Maryland Feb. 1. Brown will visit Boston College Friday night before the Eagles make the short trek to Cambridge to face the Crimson Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. Katya Vasilyev and Heini Salonen are off to the best starts this spring, posting identical 3-0 records at positions four and five, respectively. Overall, the Eagles are 11-7 in singles play and 6-3 in doubles action.
Series History vs. the Eagles
Harvard leads the all-time series against the Eagles, 30-9. The Crimson has won three of the last four meetings between the two schools; however, BC won the most recent meeting, 5-2, Feb. 9, 2012.
The Crimson entertains another Beantown rival when Boston University visits the Murr Center March 1.