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Women’s tennis places fourth in close semifinals

Bears mark first Ivy League victory against Cornell, fall short in next two contests

By
Sports Staff Writer
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The women’s tennis team fought its way to fourth place at the ECAC Division I Indoor Team Championships semifinals Sunday at Columbia, falling short in the third-place match to Princeton 4-2.

The fourth-place finish came after Bruno (4-3) split games Friday and Saturday — beating Cornell (2-2) by a score of 4-2 Friday, but getting shut out by Yale the next day 4-0.

Hannah Camhi ’16, the 2nd spot singles and 1st spot doubles player and a Herald sports staff writer, was playing a tight match against the Tigers (4-3). But due to new NCAA rules, Camhi did not get to finish her match because Princeton had already reached four points overall. Camhi was a key component to Brown’s success this weekend and was frustrated her strong performance against Princeton would not count.

Camhi said the weekend was great practice.

Olivia Hsu ’16 agreed it was a good preview for upcoming Ivy League play. “It kind of showed us where we are,” she said.

Brown was “right in it with” Princeton, Nikita Uberoi ’15 said.

Camhi said she played tentatively in her first two matches of the weekend, but by the third match, she began to “push the opponent back” with deeper shots.

Dayna Lord ’17, the top singles player, also had a close match against Princeton. Lord was up in the first set but could not complete the victory. Despite this tough loss, Hsu said Lord “brought it home in singles” for their win against Cornell.

Though the Bulldogs (2-2) defeated Bruno, Uberoi said it was “good match play against a tough competitor.” Uberoi said she felt she could have turned in a stronger individual performance, but the “team energy (was) there.”

Bruno will have more experience under its belt when it faces Boston University (3-3) and Stony Brook University (1-1) next weekend.