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January 23, 2014

Women's Tennis Kicks Off Dual Season This Weekend

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League women's tennis opens the spring dual match schedule in full force with all eight teams in action, headlined by Columbia, Harvard and Yale competing in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Kick-Off Weekend.

Columbia travels to Duke to face the host Blue Devils along with a possible second match against either Kentucky or Tulane. Harvard goes to Gainesville, Fla., to face Missouri with the host Gators opening against Louisville. Yale faces Tulsa to open the four-team bracket at Michigan while the host Wolverines take on Virginia Tech.

Brown, Penn and Princeton each start their dual slates at home, while Dartmouth starts its spring with a trip to Beantown to battle Boston College. Cornell is also at home playing in its annual three-day winter invitational at the Reis Tennis Center.

The Ivy League in the ITA Rankings
The Ivy League had four teams ranked in the Jan. 21 release and three singles players and five doubles teams ranked in the Jan. 2 release of the ITA Rankings:
 
Team
36. Yale
57. Columbia
67. Harvard
69. Princeton

Singles
62. Alanna Wolff, Princeton
75. Kanika Vaidya, Columbia
101. Bianca Sanon, Columbia

Doubles
20. Crystal Leung and Tina Jiang, Columbia
24. Bianca Sanon and Kanika Vaidya, Columbia
31. Alex D'Ascenzo and Dena Tannenbaum, Cornell
34. Spencer Liang and Monica Lin, Harvard
57. Katherine Yau and Taylor Ng, Dartmouth