Harvard Women's Tennis Storms Past Cornell, 6-1

Amy He earned her ninth win of the season Saturday (OAC). 

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Harvard women's tennis team bounced back on Saturday with a 6-1 win over Cornell at the Reis Tennis Center.

The Crimson won the doubles point, taking two of the three matches, and also took five of the six singles contests to improve to 9-5 on the year and 1-1 in the Ivy League. Cornell falls to 12-2 overall and 1-2 in conference.

Harvard, which has now won the doubles point in seven of its last eight contests, was able to hold off the Big Red in doubles action. Kristin Norton and Hideko Tachibana edged Lauren Frazier and Ryann Young, 8-5, at No. 1, and Hai-Li Kong and Hannah Morrill topped Sarah O'Neill and Nina Turudic, 8-6, at No. 3 to put the Crimson out to an early advantage.

Harvard dominated singles play, earning four of its five wins in two sets. Norton knocked off Christine Ordway, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 3 to put Harvard ahead 2-0. Amanda Lin was not far behind, besting Nina Turudic, 6-2, 6-1, in the sixth position to put Harvard on the verge of clinching.

Kong wrapped up her, 6-4, 6-1, triumph over Dena Tanenbaum at No. 4 to seal the win for the Crimson. At No. 2, Amy He bounced back with a 6-4, 6-4 decision over Ryann Young, and Tachibana earned a 6-0, 2-6, 6-1 triumph over Sarah O'Neill at No. 1 in the only match that went three sets on the afternoon.

Harvard returns to action with its Ancient Eight home opener against Princeton April 13 at 12 p.m.

No. 1 – Kristin Norton/Hideko Tachibana (H) def. Lauren Frazier/Ryann Young (C), 8-5
No. 2 – Christine Ordway/Dena Tanenbaum (C) def. Sylvia Li/Amanda Lin (H), 8-6
No. 3 – Hai-Li Kong/Hannah Morrill (H) def. Sarah O'Neil/Nina Turudic (C), 8-6 

No. 1 – Hideko Tachibana (H) def. Sarah O'Neil (C), 6-0, 2-6, 6-1
No. 2 – Amy He (H) def. Ryann Young (C), 6-4, 6-4
No. 3 – Kristin Norton (H) def. Christine Ordway (C), 6-1, 6-1
No. 4 – Hai-Li Kong (H) def. Dena Tanenbaum (C), 6-4, 6-1
No. 5 – Laila Judeh (C) def. Sylvia Li (H), 6-2, 7-5
No. 6 – Amanda Lin (H) def. Nina Turudic (C), 6-2, 6-1