Women’s Tennis to Finish Season at Dartmouth Saturday
Camille Jania has 10 singles wins and 10 doubles wins since the start of the spring season (photo Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's tennis team will look to finish above .500 in Ivy League play for the fourth consecutive season when it travels to Dartmouth Saturday for its final match of the year.
The Crimson (10-7, 3-3 Ivy League) has been led by junior Camille Jania during the dual match portion of the season. Jania is 10-2 in singles and has played alongside Samantha Gridley for a 10-3 record in doubles contests. Her singles record includes an 8-0 mark in the No. 3 position, while all of her doubles matches have come in the third spot. Since the turn of the calendar, Harvard is 47-41 in singles play and 29-16 during doubles. Hideko Tachibana has competed in the top singles spot for a majority of the matches this spring; compiling a 7-5 record at No. 1. She has also joined Kristin Norton for an identical mark at No. 1 doubles during dual matches.
Last Time Out
Harvard upset No. 56 Brown, 4-3, April 22 at the Murr Center. With the match squared at three, Tachibana was left on the court for Harvard, facing off against Brown's best player, Misia Krasowski. The Crimson's other co-captain finished the Harvard victory with a 6-7 (5), 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles. Tachibana also paired with Kristin Norton for a win at No. 1 singles to help the Crimson take the doubles point. Samantha Gridley and Kelly Whelan teamed to win at No. 2 doubles, while Norton (No. 2) and Whelan (No. 5) picked up singles wins.
The Crimson leads the all-time series against Dartmouth, 29-9. Harvard has won nine of the last 13 meetings, but the Big Green has claimed three wins over the Crimson since 2008. Dartmouth won 4-3 in Cambridge last season.
The Big Green (8-12, 2-4 Ivy League), which tied Yale for the Ivy League title last season, has dropped its last two matches. Dartmouth fell, 2-5, at No. 56 Brown and took a 1-6 loss at the hands of No. 30 Yale. Sophomore Sabrina Stewart was the lone Dartmouth player to register a victory in the Big Green's last match. Stewart beat Yale's Stephanie Kent, 7-6 (5), 7-5, in straight sets at No. 5 singles.