Harvard Sweeps Boston University in First Dual Match of the Spring

Agnes Sibilski cliched the win for the Crimson (photo courtesy of

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard swept Boston University, 7-0, Saturday afternoon at the Murr Center Tennis Courts in the opening dual match of the season. Junior Agnes Sibilski clinched the victory for the Crimson with a 6-3, 6-4 win over the Terrier’s Inayat Khosla in the No 5 matchup.

In the No. 1 singles position, sophomore Holly Cao defeated BU’s Stefanie Nunic, 6-4, 6-4. Harvard’s freshmen were solid in their first outing of the spring as Hideko Tachibana defeated Francine Whu, 6-1, 6-7(8), 6-3 in the No. 2 singles and Kristin Norton handed Petra Santini a 6-3, 6-3 loss in the No. 3 contest. After struggling in the first set, rookie Sophie Chang bounced back and defeated Monika Mical in the No. 4 matchup. Alex Lehman won the No. 6 match by default.

In doubles competition, Cao and junior Samantha Rosekrans won their No 1 match over Whu and Mical, 8-5, while Norton and Tachibana won, 8-2, in the No. 2 contest. The No. 3 match was forfeited by BU due to injury, so Chang and sophomore Samantha Gridley came away with the default win.

The Crimson travels to Waco, Texas, Jan. 29, to take on Baylor in the National Indoors Qualifier.

#1 Holly Cao (Harvard) def. Stefanie Nunic (BU) 6-4, 6-4
#2 Hideko Tachibana (Harvard) def. Francine Whu (BU) 6-1, 6-7(8), 6-3
#3 Kristin Norton (Harvard) def. Petra Santini (BU) 6-3, 6-3
#4 Sophie Chang (Harvard) def. Monika Mical (BU) 3-6, 7-5, 10-5
#5 Agnes Sibilski (Harvard) def. Inayat Khosla (BU) 6-2, 6-4
#6 Alex Lehman (Harvard) def (BU) Default 

#1 Holly Cao/Samantha Rosekrans def. Francine Whu/Monika Mical (BU), 8-5
#2 Kristin Norton/Hideko Tachibana def. Stefanie Nunic/Petra Santini (BU), 8-2
#3 Samantha Gridley/Sophie Chang (Harvard) def. (BU) Default