Women's Tennis Blanks Binghamton, 4-0, To Conclude Weekend

Natalie Blosser won both her doubles and singles match Saturday against Binghamton (OAC). 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's tennis team won the doubles point and the first three singles matches to blank Binghamton, 4-0, Saturday evening at the Murr Center Tennis Courts.

The Crimson (4-3) jumped out to an early advantage and never looked back against the Bearcats.

In doubles play, Kristin Norton and Hideko Tachibana handled Agatha Ambrozy and Katherine Medianik, 8-2, at No. 1, while Natalie Blosser and Hai-Li Kong knocked off Missy Edelblum and Sara Kohtz, 8-3, to take the doubles point.

It took Harvard just three singles matches to lock up its second win in as many days, needing just six games more than the minimum to earn victories in those three.

Tachibana swept Medianik, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 1 to keep the momentum in the Crimson's favor. Amanda Lin followed suit, picking up a 6-1, 6-1 triumph at No. 3 against Alexis Tashiro, before Natalie Blosser sealed the win with her second victory of the afternoon against Edelblum, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 6 for the deciding victory.

Harvard led the other three singles contests at No. 2, 4 and 5 when the match ended.

The Crimson will take on NJIT March 15 at 4 p.m. before hitting the road for the first time in 2013.

No. 1 – Kristin Norton/Hideko Tachibana (H) def. Agatha Ambrozy/Katherine Medianik (B) 8-2
No. 2 – Sylvia Li/Amanda Lin (H) vs. Shea Brodsky/Alexis Tashiro (B) unfinished 5-6
No. 3 – Natalie Blosser/Hai-Li Kong (H) def. Missy Edelblum/Sara Kohtz (B) 8-3

No. 1 - Hideko Tachibana (H) def. Katherine Medianik (B) 6-0, 6-1 
No. 2 - Hai-Li Kong (H) vs. Sara Kohtz (B) unfinished 6-3, 3-3 
No. 3 - Amanda Lin (H) def. Alexis Tashiro (B) 6-1, 6-1 
No. 4 - Hannah Morrill (H) vs. Shea Brodsky (B) unfinished 6-1, 5-2 
No. 5 - Crystal Yen (H) vs. Agatha Ambrozy (B) unfinished 6-4, 1-0 
No. 6 - Natalie Blosser (H) def. Missy Edelblum (B) 6-2, 6-1