Samantha Gridley won three matches at the Harvard Invitational (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE Mass. – The three-day Harvard Invitational completed play Sunday afternoon. The Crimson won a total of 15 matches during the round robin tournament.
Hideko Tachibana earned a victory in singles play each day of competition. On Friday, Tachibana took down Emily Harman from Syracuse, 6-3, 7-6(4). Saturday, going against Air Force’s Christen Monreal, Tachibana won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1. On the court today against Ivy League foe Bianca Aboubakare from Brown, Tachibana captured a 6-1, 6-4 victory. Tachibana also won a doubles match on Friday against Air Force, pairing with Alexandra Lehman.
Lehman would grab two more doubles victories over the weekend. Teaming with Amanda Black, the pair beat Simone Kalhorn and Eva Raszkiewicz from Syracuse, 9-7, and Geraldine Leong and Elizabeth Kaufman from Cornell, 8-2.
Hannah Morrill notched three wins for the Crimson, two singles and one doubles win with teammate Samantha Rosekrans. After defeating Megumi Voight from Air Force, 6-1, 6-2, on Saturday, Morrill downed Cate Stewart from Brown, 6-3, 7-5, on Sunday. Rosekrans also paired with Samantha Gridley in doubles on Friday defeating Air Force’s Voight and Sarah Cassman, 8-3.
Gridley added two victories in singles play for Harvard. On Friday, Gridley recovered after losing the second set to Maddie Kobelt from Syracuse and earned the win, 6-4, 1-6, 10-4. Going against Cassman on Saturday, Gridley won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2.
The Harvard Invitational concludes fall competition for the Crimson. Harvard will open up spring play Jan. 22 when they host Boston University.