Harvard Too Much for Terps

Feb. 3, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass - Gabriela Srodowski won her third singles match of the season, but Harvard defeated the Maryland women's tennis team, 6-1, on Saturday afternoon.

The Crimson (2-2, 0-0 Ivy League) took a 2-1 doubles decision to gain an early advantage on the Terrapins (2-1, 0-1 ACC), before pulling away with victories in five out of six singles matches.

Vroni Van Berlo and Olga Gaistruk started off the match well, defeating Kristen Norton and Amy He, 8-3, to lift the Terrapins even in doubles. However, Olga and Nataliya Bredikhina were unable to capitalize, losing a close 8-6 decision to Hideko Tachibana and Hannah Morrill, giving the doubles point to Harvard.

The Crimson never looked back, winning three tight three set matches to ultimately take the singles portion 5-1. Srodowski prevented a Harvard sweep, her 6-4, 6-4 victory the third singles win of her young career.

Maryland finishes its weekend trip to Boston 0-2, a swing that will serve as a learning experience for a fairly inexperienced group.

We're are young, we can only get better and there is a lot of season left to play," head coach Daria Panova said. "But as always, we never gave up and fought on every point with all our hearts."

The Terrapins are back on court February 15th against Towson. Play is scheduled to begin at 2 pm from the Tennis Center at College Park.

Doubles Competition

No. 1 Vroni Van Berlo/Olga Gaistruk (MD) def Kristin Norton/Amy He (H) 8-3

No. 2 Sylvia Li/Amanda Lin (H) def. Sarah Gealer/Gabriela Srodowski (MD) 8-1

No. 3 Hideko Tachibana/Hannah Morrill (H) def. Nataliya Bredikhina/Olga Bredikhina (MD) 8-6

Singles Competition

No. 1 Hideko Tachibana (H) def. Vroni Van Berlo (MD) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

No. 2 Kristin Norton (H) def. Olga Bredikhina (MD) 6-0, 6-3

No. 3 Amy He (H) def. Olga Gaistruk (MD) 6-1, 6-2

No. 4 Sylvia Li (H) def. Sarah Gealer (MD) 6-2, 6-7(1), 7-6(1)

No. 5 Gabriela Srodowski (MD) def Hai-Li Kong (H) 6-4, 6-4

No. 6 Amanda Lin (H) def Nataliya Bredikhina (MD) 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-2