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January 17, 2013

Women's Tennis Opens Spring Slate This Weekend

Photo courtesy of Columbia Sports Information/Media Relations

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League women's tennis is back on the courts for the spring dual schedule with four teams in action this weekend.

Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn and Yale each open at home with the Quakers playing a doubleheader against Lehigh and Saint Joseph's on Saturday, Jan. 19. Dartmouth hosts Boston on Saturday, while Harvard gets underway with Cleveland State and Yale welcomes Delaware State on Sunday, Jan. 20.

Brown, Columbia and Yale open their spring slates on Jan. 26-28 participating in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Kick-Off Weekend that will take place at 15 sites across the country. The Bears join Missouri, South Carolina at Michigan, the Lions join Georgia State and Oklahoma State at Georgia and the Bulldogs join Illinois and Vanderbilt at Ole Miss in a two-day, two-match format.

Cornell opens its spring schedule Jan. 25-27, hosting its winter invitational. Dartmouth and Harvard are also in action in home matches over that stretch. Princeton makes its spring debut on Wednesday, Jan. 30 playing host to Temple.

THE IVY LEAGUE IN THE ITA RANKINGS
The Ivy League enters the spring with three teams ranked and a solid presence among the individual rankings with seven singles players and seven doubles teams ranked in the Jan. 3 ITA Rankings:

Team
28. Yale
64. Brown
71. Princeton

Singles
24. Nicole Bartnik, Columbia
31. Blair Seideman, Yale
42. Elizabeth Epstein, Yale
52. Amanda Muliawan, Princeton
81. Bianca Sanon, Columbia
85. Kanika Vaidya, Columbia
90. Madeleine Hamilton, Yale

Doubles
14. Agustina Sol Eskenazi and Sonya Latycheva, Penn
37. Bianca Sanon and Tiana Takenaga, Columbia
43. Lindsay Graf and Katherine Flanigan, Princeton
45. Lindsay Graf and Amanda Muliawan, Princeton
49. Annie Sullivan and Sarah Guzick, Yale  
53. Amber Li and Hanna Yu, Yale
58. Monica Chow and Katie Goepel, Princeton