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Morrill Paces Women’s Tennis at Adidas Winter Invitational

Morrill went 2-0 in singles play (photo courtesy Athletic Communications).

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Hannah Morrill paced the Harvard women's tennis team over three days at the Adidas Winter Invitational at Indiana to open its 2014 spring slate.  

Morrill started the spring right where she left things in the fall, downing each of her singles competitors, including a ranked opponent, for a 2-0 record. The senior earned victories over Indiana's Gabby Rubenstein, who ranks tied for 118th, 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-5) and Vanessa Foltinger of Marquette, 7-5, 6-3. 

Morrill teamed up with Monica Lin on the doubles court. The senior, freshman partnership started off with a 7-4 downing of Ana Pimienta and Vanessa Foltinger (Marquette), followed by a 6-3 setback to Sophie Garre and Kayla Fujimoto (Indiana). Morrill and Monica Lin toppled Alecia Kauss and Shannon Murday (Indiana), 6-3, to close out the invite.

The Crimson saw six players go 1-1 in singles play. June Lee, Sylvia Li and Danielle Mirda notched wins on day one of competition while Spencer Liang, and Amanda Lin tallied victories on the second day of competition. Amy He also competed in singles play, but dropped each of her matches including a 6-4, 6-2 setback to No. 86 Garre of Indiana. 

Harvard had each of its doubles teams earn victories. To wrap up the invite Monica Lin and Spencer Liang, who rank 34th, paired up for the first time in 2014 and bested Oregon's Nicole Long and Jasmine Minor, 6-2, while Lee and Morrill posted a victory against the Ducks pair of Sofia Hager and Marlou Kluiving of Oregon, 7-6 (9-7). 

The Crimson will be back in action this weekend when it travels to Gainesville, Fla., for the ITA Kickoff Weekend Jan. 25-26. 

Results
Singles

Amy He lost to No. 86 Sophie Garre (Indiana): 6-4, 6-2
Amy He lost to Sofia Hager (Oregon): 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-5)

June Lee defeated Erin Walker (Abilene Christian): 6-7(3), 6-1, 1-0 (10-4)
June Lee lost to Carolyn Chupa (Indiana): 6-1, 7-6 (7) 

Sylvia Li defeated Rocio Diaz (Marquette): 6-2, 6-4
Sylvia Li lost to Nada Marjanovic (Abilene Christian): 6-0, 6-4

Spencer Liang lost to Ana Pimienta (Marquette): 6-1, 6-4
Spencer Liang defeated Jasmine Minor (Oregon): 6-1, 6-2

Amanda Lin lost to Lana Buttner (Oregon): 6-4, 6-4
Amanda Lin defeated Erin Gebes (Marquette): 6-4, 7-6 (1)

Monica Lin lost to Nicole Long (Oregon): 6-1, 6-1
Monica Lin defeated Micah Hermsdorf (Abilene Christian): 6-3, 6-4

Danielle Mirda defeated Emily Conrad (Abilene Christian): 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8)
Danielle Mirda lost to Allie Hueffner (Oregon): 6-0, 6-4

Hannah Morrill defeated No. 118T Gabby Rubenstein (Indiana): 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5)
Hannah Morrill defeated Vanessa Foltinger (Marquette): 7-5, 6-3

Doubles
H. Morrill/M. Lin defeated Pimienta/Foltinger (Marquette): 7-4
H. Morrill/M. Lin lost to Garre/Fujimoto (Indiana): 6-3
H. Morrill/M. Lin defeated Kauss/Murday (Indiana): 6-3  

S. Liang/J. Lee lost to Rubenstein/Shcmider (Indiana): 6-4
S. Liang/J. Lee lost to Hermsdorf/Hermsdorf (Abilene Christian): 7-6
S. Liang/J. Lee defeated Pimienta/Foltinger (Marquette): 6-3

A. He/A. Lin lost to Gebez/Diaz (Marquette): 7-5
A. He/A. Lin defeated Marjanovic/Conrad (Abilene Christian): 6-2
A. He/A. Lin lost to Hermsdorf/Hermsdorf (Abilene Christian): 7-6

S. Li/D. Mirda lost to King/Gutierrez (Indiana): 6-0
S. Li/D. Mirda lost to Salibasic/K. Hueffner (Oregon): 6-4
S. Li/D. Mirda defeated Boarman (Abilene Christian)/Kanner (Marquette): 6-4
S. Li/D. Mirda lost to Dawson/Hernandez (Marquette): 6-0 

No. 34 M. Lin/S. Liang defeated Long/Minor (Oregon): 6-2

J. Lee/H. Morrill defeated Hager/Kluiving (Oregon): 7-6, (9-7)