Pictured: Samantha Gridley
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Harvard and Boston College square off in a dual meet at the Murr Center Tennis Courts Saturday at noon.
The Crimson is 2-1 on the season, with the lone loss coming at the hands of No. 5 Baylor. Harvard boasts a 10-3 singles record in dual play and a 4-4 mark in doubles action.
About Boston College
The Eagles are 1-2 on the season, with their only win coming against Rhode Island. The Eagles are in the midst of three consecutive matches, having faced Brown Feb, 4, and will host Memphis Feb. 5 before traveling to Harvard.
Boston College fell to Brown, 6-1, Thursday night. Katherine Attwell scored the lone point for the Eagles, as she beat Brown’s Marisa Schonfeld, 6-2, 6-3, in the No. 3 match.
Last Time Out
Harvard traveled to Waco, Texas, to compete in the ITA Kickoff Weekend. In the opening round, the Crimson fell to No. 5 Baylor, 4-0. The following day, Harvard defeated Nevada, 4-1, in the consolation match.
After dropping the doubles point, the Crimson came back and won four straight singles matches to clinch the victory over the Wolfpack.
The Last Meeting
Agnes Sibilski clinched the victory over No. 68 Boston College for the Crimson last March. Harvard picked up the doubles point after Laura Peterzan ’09 and Samantha Rosekrans won the No. 1 match and Beier Ko ’09 and Sibilski picked up the No. 2 match both with 8-6 scores.
In singles play, Harvard lost the No. 1, 4 and 5 matches before Peterzan, Camille Jania ’09 and Sibilski came away with victories. The win was Harvard’s first over a ranked opponent in 25 attempts.
Harvard has four players ranked in the top 20 of the Northeast Region. Sophomore Holly Cao is ranked first, followed by Kristin Norton at sixth, Hideko Tachibana at seventh and Sophie Chang at 12th. In the doubles rankings, the duo of Cao and Norton ranks sixth in the region.
Ivy League Queens
The Crimson has captured either the outright title or a share of the Ivy League title 18 times since 1982. Harvard split the title with Princeton in 2009.