Crimson Dominates Harvard Fall Classic

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Harvard women’s tennis team had yet another strong performance as they swept both singles flights and captured a first-place finish on the doubles side at the Harvard Fall Classic this past weekend.

Freshman Hideko Tachibana, the No. 2 seed, won flight A singles after defeating No. 1 Stefanie Nunic from Boston University 6-4, 6-0. In flight B, freshman Alex Lehman beat Liz Corrao, also from Boson University, 6-1, 6-2 in the final match.

On the doubles side, the duo of Tachibana and captain Samantha Rosekrans paired for the victory, beating Brittany Delany and Katharine Attwell of Boston College in the final with a score of 8-3. Lehman and Samantha Gridley also had a strong doubles performance, knocking off No. 1 seeded Stefanie Nunic and Francine Wu of Boston University in the second round before falling to teammates Tachibana and Rosekrans in the semifinal.

“It was a strong weekend for our young team,” head coach Traci Green said. “We were still a bit rusty, but our squad got more match tough everyday. The doubles final was especially exciting to watch.”

The Crimson have a weekend off before heading to Colorado Springs, Colo. for the Air Force Invitational Oct. 2-4.