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Crimson Close Out Fall Schedule with Harvard Invitational

Alexandra Lehman (pictured) posted four wins over the weekend in singles and doubles play.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard Invitational featured players from Harvard, Brown, Cornell and Louisiana State. Players competed in three singles flights and three doubles flights.

In singles flight 1, freshman Alex Lehman dropped her first match to Brown’s Misia Krasowski, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, but bounced back to win the two additional matches she played. Sophomore Samantha Gridley also competed in flight 1, but lost her first match to Cate Steward of Brown, 6-3, 6-3.

Junior Agnes Sibilski defeated Brown’s Emily Ellis, 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-4, in the opening round of flight 2, before falling to Cornell’s Sarah O’Neal, 6-3, 6-1, in the semifinal round. LSU’s Ebie Wilson beat sophomore Caroline Davis 7-5, 6-3, in the opening round of the flight. Singles flight 3 was a round robin format, and sophomore Louise Laciny won both of her matches. Saturday morning, Laciny defeated LSU’s Sloane Mathis, 6-2, 7-6(2) and beat Leah Seyburn of Cornell Sunday afternoon, 6-3, 6-0.

The doubles flights used a round robin format, giving teams at least two matches over the course of the weekend. In flight A, freshman Hideko Tachibana and Lehman paired up to win both of their matches, defeating the duo of Misia Krasowski and Julie Flanzer or Brown, 9-7, and Susan Sullivan and Sarah O’Neal of Cornell. Sibilski and Davis competed in flight B, dropping both matches they played. Gridley and Laciny competed in flight C, and won two of their three matches.

The Crimson opens the spring with a dual match agasint local rival Boston University Jan. 23.