Three Women's Tennis Players Earn All-Ivy League Accolades

Hideko Tachibana was selected to the All-Ivy League doubles first-team and singles second-team.
Hideko Tachibana was selected to the All-Ivy League doubles first-team and singles second-team.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Three members of the No. 64 Harvard women's earned selection to All-Ivy League teams for the 2011 spring season. Holly Cao, currently ranked No. 65 in the nation, was a unanimous selection to the All-Ivy League singles first-team, while Kristin Norton and Hideko Tachibana were unanimously selected to the All-Ivy doubles first-team. Tachibana was also selected to the All-Ivy singles second-team.

Cao played to a 15-1 singles record in dual matches this season, falling only to Ivy League Player of the Year, Connie Hsu from Penn. She earned a 6-1 mark in Ancient Eight play, while going 22-3 in all singles matches dating back to the fall. Through her first three seasons with the Crimson, Cao is 61-16 in singles play with a 37-7 dual match record. This is the second consecutive year that Cao was selected to the All-Ivy League singles first-team.

Norton and Tachibana represented the lone doubles team for the Crimson to reach double-digit wins this season. The Harvard duo secured a 10-4 record as the top doubles pair for the Crimson. Together, Norton and Tachibana went 6-1 against Ivy League foes this season with the only loss coming against Alexa Ely and Connie Hsu, also a unanimous doubles first-team selection.

Tachibana went 11-6 in dual singles matches, with a 5-2 Ivy record as Harvard's No. 2. Tachibana's two defeats came at the hands of fellow second-team selections, Rachel Saiontz of Princeton and Elizabeth Epstein from Yale. In her two seasons with the Crimson, Tachibana is 42-16 with an 11-3 mark against Ancient Eight opponents.

Player of the Year
*Connie Hsu, Penn (Fr., San Antonio, Texas)

Rookie of the Year
*Connie Hsu, Penn (Fr., San Antonio, Texas)

First Team All-Ivy
*Misia Krasowki, Brown (So., Deerfield, Ill.)
*Nicole Bartnik, Columbia (So., Brandenton, Fla.)
Molly Scott, Dartmouth (Sr., Trabuco Canyon, Calif.)
*Holly Cao, Harvard (Jr., Sydney, Australia)
*Connie Hsu, Penn (Fr., San Antonio, Texas)
Hilary Bartlett, Princeton (Jr., New York, N.Y.)

*Kristin Norton (So., Port Washington, N.Y.) and Hideko Tachibana (So., Canyon Country, Texas), Harvard
*Alexa Ely (Sr., Asheville, N.C.) and Connie Hsu (Fr., San Antonio, Texas), Penn
*Hilary Bartlett (Jr., New York, N.Y.) and Taylor Marable (Sr., Darien, Ill.), Princeton

Second Team All-Ivy
Cassandra Herzberg, Brown (Jr., Miami Beach, Fla.)
Sarah Leonard, Dartmouth (So., Norwalk, Conn.)
Hideko Tachibana, Harvard (So., Canyon Country, Texas)
Rachel Saiontz, Princeton (Jr., Miami, Fla.)
Vicky Brook, Yale (Jr., London, England)
Elizabeth Epstein, Yale (So., Chicago, Ill.)
Blair Seideman, Yale (Fr., Glen Head, N.Y.)

Bianca Aboubakare (Sr., Orange, Calif.) and Jessica Harrow (Fr., La Crescenta, Calif.), Brown
Rachel Saiontz (Jr., Miami, Fla.) and Monica Chow (So., Miami, Fla.), Princeton
Annie Sullivan (Fr., Deerfield, Ill.) and Lindsay Clark (Sr., Bernardsville, N.J.), Yale

* - Unanimous Selection