The Harvard women's tennis team travels to New Haven, Conn., Sunday afternoon to take on the No. 46 Yale Bulldogs. Harvard and Yale both stand at 4-1 in Ivy League play and look to claim sole possesion of second place, behind 6-0 Princeton.
The Crimson holds an 12-7 mark on the season and have won six of its last seven matches, with the lone loss coming to No. 28 Princeton. In the No. 1 position, sophomore Holly Cao boasts a 14-3 dual record. Junior captain Samantha Rosekrans holds a seven match win streak, dating back to March 18 at St. Mary's, in the No. 4 position. The doubles pair of Cao and Rosekrans stand 9-8 in No. 1 matches.
Last Time Out
Harvard defeated Brown, 5-2, Friday afternoon at the Murr Center Tennis Courts. Brown picked up a win in the No. 3 doubles match before Harvard came back and tied it on court two with an 8-2 win by rookies Hideko Tachibana and Kristin Norton. Holly Cao and Samantha Rosekrans claimed the doubles point for the Crimson with an 8-6 win in the No. 1 match.
In singles play, Harvard won the first three matches to solidify the win for the home team. Norton clinched the win for the Crimson with a 7-5, 6-0 win on court three.
The Bulldogs stand 15-5 on the season and are coming off a 6-1 win over Dartmouth on Friday. Yale swept the doubles matches before claiming five of the six singles points en route to the victory. Sophomore Vicky Brook has won four consecutive matches at the No. 1 singles position.
And We Meet Again
Harvard and Yale squared off earlier this season in the semifinal round of the ECAC Championship, held at the Murr Center Tennis Courts on Harvard's campus. The Bulldogs came away with a 6-1 victory after picking up the doubles point and winning five of the six singles matches.
Coming Up Next
Harvard will travel to Hanover, N.H., Wednesday to close out the regular season against Dartmouth. The Big Green