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Crimson Teammates Set to Meet for Harvard Fall Classic Title

Kristin Norton will compete in two championship matches Sunday (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After two days of tournament play a pair of Crimson women's tennis players are set to meet in the Harvard Fall Classic flight 'A' singles final tomorrow morning. Kristin Norton advanced by default due to an injury to No. 1 seed Stefanie Nunic of Boston University and Camille Jania downed Harvard teammate Hideko Tachibana, 7-6(5), 2-6, 10-6, to reach the finals.

Norton has an opportunity for two Harvard Fall Classic titles as she joined Hideko Tachibana to reach the flight 'A' doubles final. The duo defeated Aleksandra Pavlovic/Lisa Maas (Long Island), 8-1, and Yana Mavrina/Alicia Doms (Temple), 8-5, on Saturday. The tournament's No. 1 doubles seed will face No. 3-seed Yuliana Motyl/Chantal Swiszcz of Massachusetts.

Championship Sunday will feature finals matches in all flights as well as consolation finals throughout the morning. The flight 'A' doubles final will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the flight 'A' singles final to follow at approximately 9:30 a.m.

Singles, A Flight
Semi-finals:
Kristin Norton (Harvard) won by default versus Stefanie Nunic (BU) due to injury
Camille Jania (Harvard) defeated Hideko Tachibana (Harvard) 7-6(5), 2-6, 10-6

Singles, B Flight
Semi-finals:
Jordan Batey (Temple) defeated Sami Lieb (BU) 7-5, 6-3
Jessica Podlofsky (UMASS) defeated Jessi Linero (BU)

Singles, C Flight
Semi-finals:
LokSze Leung (Middlebury) defeated Samantha Gridley (Harvard) 6-2, 6-7(2), 10-6
Chanel Glasper (UMASS) defeated Alexandra Lehman (Harvard) 6-2, 3-6, 10-5

Doubles, A Flight
Quarter finals:
Hideko Tachibana/Kristin Norton (Harvard) defeated Aleksandra Pavlovic/Lisa Maas (LIU) 8-1
Yana Mavrina/Alicia Doms (Temple) defeated Monika Mical/Sami Lieb (BU) 8-1
Yuliana Motyl/Chantal Swiszcz (UMASS) defeated Rebecca Breland/Agnese Rozite (Temple) 8-5
Tori Aiello/Leah Kepping (Middlebury) defeated Stefanie Nunic/Vivien Laszloffy (BU) 9-7

Semi-finals:
Hideko Tachibana/Kristin Norton (Harvard) defeated Mavrina/Doms (Temple) 8-5
Motyl/Swiszcz (UMASS) defeated Aiello/Kepping (Middlebury) 8-6

Doubles, B Flight
Quarter finals:
Leonie Athanasiadis/Jessie Linero (BU) defeated Julia Comas/Bianca Drabek (UMASS)8-2
Samantha Gridley/Sylvia Li (Harvard) defeated Jordan Batey/Ama Osei (Temple) 8-5
LokSze Leung/Sally Wilkey (Middlebury) defeated Chanel Glasper/Jessica Podlofsky (UMASS) 8-3
Camille Jania/Alexandra Lehman (Harvard) defeated Taysha Blessington/Nancy Zonneveld 8-1

Semi-finals:
Athanasiadis/Linero (BU) defeated Gridley/Li (Harvard) 8-3
Leung/Wilkey (Middlebury) defeated Camille Jania/Alexandra Lehman 8-3