Women’s Tennis Continues Strong Play at Columbia Invitational

Rachel Eason of Harvard women's Tennis hit a ball during a match
Rachel Eason of Harvard women's Tennis hit a ball during a match

Day 1 Recap

NEW YORK, N.Y. –
 Harvard women's tennis carried its strong performance yesterday into day two of the Columbia Invitational, winning seven of nine matches played. So far, the Crimson have won 11 of 12 singles matches and five of six doubles matches.

Five student-athletes moved on to the championship round today, with Jenna Friedel leading the way at the top spot in the Brooklyn Draw. Mihaela Marculescu, Rachel Eason, Rachel Lim and Sophia Ho continued their hot starts and will all play in the final pairings tomorrow afternoon.

In doubles action, the pairing of Friedel and Lim advanced to the finals in Flight A and Snyder/Marculescu advanced to the finals in Flight C.

The final matches will be played tomorrow, starting with doubles in the morning at 9:00 a.m. and singles in the afternoon at 12:45 p.m.

RESULTS
Brooklyn Draw:
Jenna Friedel def. Joleta Budiman (NJIT) 6-3, 6-2

Manhattan Draw:
Mihaela Marculescu def. Valeria Deminova (Fordham) 6-1, 3-6,10-8

Queens Draw:
Rachel Eason def. Julia Haynes (Columbia) 6-4, 6-3 

Staten Island Draw:
Rachel Lim def. Paulina Ferrari (Columbia) 6-1, 6-2 

Bronx Draw:
Sophia Ho def. Avery Aude (Fordham) 6-4, 6-3 

Westchester Draw:
Michelle Xu (Columbia) def. Demi Snyder 6-3, 6-1 

Doubles A:
Friedel/Lim def. M. Bouzgarrou/ H. Matson (NJIT) 6-4

Doubles B:
J. Williams/ R. Wolf (Colgate) def. Eason/Ho 6-2 

Doubles C:
Snyder/Marculescu def. N. Condas/K. Atallah (Colgate) 6-1