On Saturday, the Cornell women’s tennis team had its fifth consecutive victory this semester. The team defeated Albany 6-1 on Saturday morning and then beat Farleigh Dickson University (FDU) 7-0 later in the day at the Reis Tennis center in Ithaca.“We had a lot of illnesses last semester, so it’s great to see the team geared up and a lot more confident this semester,” sophomore Lauren Fraizer said. “We’re also playing duel matches, which are a lot more fun as opposed to only playing tournaments, which are long and strenuous. It was great playing Albany and FDU at the Reis center because it’s always fun playing on the home courts as people come out and cheer for us.”The Red won all of its doubles matches on Saturday. Senior Sarah O’Neil and Frazier won their matches 8-5 against Albany and 8-2 against Farleigh Dickson while senior Christine Ordway and junior Ryann Young defeated Albany, 8-4 and FDU, 8-3. In the third doubles team, freshmen Christy Kung and Dena Tanebaum won their match against Albany 8-2, and Kung partnered with freshmen Laila Judeh for the match against FDU, where they won 8-6.The team sustained only one loss through the day in the No. 1 singles match where Rocio Lopez (A) defeated O’Neil (C) 6-4, 3-6, (10-4). The Red won all of it’s other matches against both teams with No. 1 O’ Neil (C) winning her match against Anna Rapoport (F), 6-2, 6-2. No. 2 Ordway (C) wion, 6-2, 6-0 against Albany and 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 against FDU. In the match against Albany position No. 3 was played by Tanebaum (C) who won her match, 6-2, 7-5 and Young (C) won the No.3 match against FDU, 6-0, 6-0. Judeh (C) at No. 4 won her matches, 6-2, 6-1 and 7-6, 6-1 respectively. In the No. 5 matches Frazier (C) defeated Sarah Iannone (A), 6-2, 6-1 and Tanebaum (C) won the match against FDU, 6-0, 6-0, Sophomore Sara Perelman (C) at No. 6 had a quick victory against Albany at 6-0, 6-0 and Frazier who played No. 6 against FDU won her match, 6-2, 6-0. “We’ve been on a roll so far – working hard on and off the court, and we were pretty confident that we just had to keep our competition level up, play our best and we would be fine,” Tanebaum said.The team has had a strong start to the semester, with victories against University Of Maryland Baltimore Country (6-1), St. Johns University (6-1), Army (7-0), Albany (6-1) and FDU (7-0). “We’re going to be playing a few matches in Charleston over break, and that’s going to be more challenging because the matches are going to be outdoors, and we’ve been playing indoors,” she said. The team will be travelling to Pittsburgh for its next two dual matches, the first on March 9 against University Of Pittsburgh and the second on March 10 against Duquesne University.
Original Author: Deeya Bajaj