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Women's Tennis Takes Down Iowa, Extends Win Streak to Four

Women's Tennis Takes Down Iowa, Extends Win Streak to Four

Natalie Blosser and the Crimson won its fourth straight match Saturday (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

ORLANDO – The Harvard women's tennis team battled the Florida heat and extended its winning streak to four Saturday with a 5-2 win over No. 73 Iowa in Orlando.

The Crimson (5-3) opened with a 1-0 lead after taking two of three in doubles matches and continued to win four of six singles matches.

On the doubles side, Kristin Norton and Hideko Tachibana rolled to an 8-3 win and Natalie Blosser and Sylvia Li claimed the point for Harvard with a tiebreaking win. Blosser and Li beat Christina Harizan and Ally Majercik, 9-8 (8-6), in an extended match.

Tachibana and Li were also straight set winners in singles play. Tachibana beat Shelby Talcott, 6-2, 6-2, and Blosser took down Harazin, 6-4, 6-4.

Samantha Gridley and Hannah Morrill were also winners in singles to help Harvard to its fourth straight win. Morrill eased past Ellen Silver, 6-3, 6-3. Gridley had the most challenging match of the day, slipping past Morven McCulloch, 6-2, 5-7 (10-3).

Harvard takes the courts again tomorrow, facing Central Florida at 11 a.m. in Orlando.

Doubles
1. Norton/Tachibana (H) def. Talcott/Monlar (I) 8-3
2. Silver/ Zordani (I) def. Morrill/ Whelan (H) 8-6
3. Blosser/Li (H) def. Harizan/Majercik (I) 9-8 (8-6) 

Singles
1. Monlar (I) def. Norton (H) 6-3, 6-2
2. Tachibana (H) def. Talcott (I) 6-2, 6-2
3. Gridley (H) def. McCulloch (I) 6-2, 5-7, (10-3)
4. Zordani (I) def. Whelan (H) 6-4, 6-4
5. Blosser (H) def. Harazin (I) 6-4, 6-4
6. Morrill (H) def. Silver (I) 6-3, 6-3

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