Pictured: Hideko Tachibana (photo courtesy of
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The women's tennis team was upset by Yale, 6-1, in the semifinal round of the ECAC Indoor Tennis Championships Saturday evening at the Murr Center Tennis Courts.
Yale captured the doubles point after winning two of the three doubles matches. In No. 1 doubles, sophomore Holly Cao and junior Samantha Rosekrans fell to Vicky Brook and Lindsay Clark, 8-2. Freshman Sophie Chang and sophomore Samantha Gridley fell 8-3 in the No. 3 doubles match to Stevi Petrelli and Sarah Lederhandler. Hideko Tachibana and Kristin Norton defeated Yale's Jessica Rhee and Stephanie Kent, 8-4, in the No. 2 doubles.
Harvard's lone point of the evening came in the No. 1 singles match, as Cao defeated Kent, 6-2, 6-4. Tachibana fell to Brook, 6-4, 6-3, in the No. 2 matchup. Norton cruised in the first set of the No. 3 match against Rhee, winning 6-0, but was unable to maintain momentum, falling in the next two sets, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1. At No. 4, Rosekrans lost to Petrelli, 6-3, 4-6, (10-6). Chang picked up the first set in the No. 5 match, 6-2, but lost the following two sets, 6-3, 6-2, for Epstein to pick up the win. Playing in the No. 6 match, freshman Alexandra Lehman fell to Clark 7-6, 6-4 (10-6).
Harvard will face Princeton in a consolation match Sunday at 9:20 a.m.
No. 1 Cao, (H) def. Kent, (Y): 6-2, 6-4
No. 2 Brook, (Y) def. Tachibana, (H): 6-4. 6-3
No. 3 Rhee, (Y) def. Norton, (H): 0-6, 7-6(7-5), 6-1
No. 4 Petrelli, (Y) def. Rosekrans, (H): 6-3, 4-6, (10-6)
No. 5 Epstein, (Y) def. Chang, (H): 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
No. 6 Clark, (Y) def Lehman, (H): 7-6, 6-4 (10-6)
No. 1 Brook/Clark, (Y) def. Cao/Rosekrans, (H): 8-2
No. 2 Tachibana/Norton, (H) def. Rhee/Kent, (Y) def. 8-4
No. 3 Petrelli/Lederhandler, (Y) def. Chang/Gridley, (H): 8-3