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Women's Tennis Bounced from Qualifying Draw at ITA/Riviera

Cao competed in singles and doubles the ITA/Riviera All-American Championships (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women’s tennis team was back on the courts Tuesday at the ITA/Riviera All-American Championships. The Crimson’s top singles player Holly Cao and doubles duo of Cao and Samantha Rosekrans competed in the qualifying draws of the tournament at the Riviera Tennis Club.

Cao and Rosekrans began the day in the doubles bracket where they faced off against Maria Sanchez and Kaitlyn Christian of Southern California. In a closely contested match, Sanchez and Christian were able to come away with the victory, 8-5.

Cao looked to rebound in singles as she took on NC State’s Sanaa Bhambri. Cao took an early lead in the match winning the first set, 6-4. Bhambri would battle back though, taking the second set 6-1. In the decisive third set, each player battled for the win, but Bhambri would break Cao to take the set 6-4, and the match, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.  

The women’s tennis team is slated to be in action this weekend as they compete at the USTA Billie Jean Invitational in Flushing, N.Y.