Women set win record, go to 9-0

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March 6, 2007

3:01 PM

The women’s tennis team traveled to Boston this weekend to play two top-ranked opponents, Harvard University and Northwestern University. Due to inclement weather conditions in Chicago, the Northwestern Wildcats were unable to make the trip to Boston to challenge the Tribe. Still, the 10th-ranked Tribe defeated Harvard, 6-1, setting a school record of nine consecutive victories.

p. The Harvard Crimson is the sixth ranked team the College has defeated this season. The Crimson were 0-6 going into the match, having played all ranked opponents thus far in their season.

p. The Tribe won the first and third doubles matches. Senior Megan Moulton-Levy and sophomore Katarina Zoricic, the no. 1-ranked doubles team in the country, represented the Tribe for their 19th straight win, 8-2. Freshman duo Lauren Sabacinski and Carmen Pop beat Julia Forgie and Vilsa Curto, 8-2.

p. In the singles matches, all but one went to the Tribe. Senior Moulton-Levy beat 56th-ranked Beier Ko in the first two sets, 6-4, 6-1. Katarina Zoricic, ranked 51st in the nation, was defeated by Harvard’s Lena Litvak at the second position. The match was very close with three very trying sets; the final score was 7-6, 4-6, 10-5.

p. At the third spot, Ragini Acharya beat Harvard’s Preethi Mukundan, 6-1, 6-1. This was Acharya’s 13th-straight victory. Sophomore Barbara Zidek beat Elizabeth Brooke for the fourth spot, 7-5, 6-2. Sabacinski and Pop defeated both of their opponents for the fifth and sixth positions. This was Sabacinski’s first victory at the fifth position and her 16th of the season.

p. The Tribe will look to break new records as they travel to Colorado for spring break where they will face the University of Denver and the U.S. Air Force Academy.

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