The women’s tennis squad simultaneously opened its Ivy League season and closed its out of conference schedule with a bang.
The women triumphed in both matches that they played this past weekend, against both Columbia and Army at Cornell’s Reis Tennis Center.
The Red swept the doubles matches to win its Ivy opener against Columbia on Friday. The women won all three doubles matches, with partners Ngozi Amobi and Kate Sternberg in the No. 1 spot, Suzanne Wright and Piper Lucas in No. 2 and, finally, Nicole Chiu and Alex Delprete in No. 3.
The last match was the closest, resulting in the Big Red defeating the Lions in a tiebreaker.
The Red stood strong in the singles category, too, with Wright, Amobi and Sternberg defeating their opponents in the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 spots, respectively. These victories solidified the Red’s win over the Lions.
In its last out-of-conference match, the same players once again led the way to Red victory against Army’s Black Knights. As in the day before, the Red swept the doubles matches with the same three pairs.
In the singles division, Wright and Ngozi won their singles matches once again. Alex Delprete slid into the No. 4 singles spot and doubles partner Chiu into No. 4, both winning individually.
Sternberg’s loss against the Black Knights’ Amie Collier at the No. 3 position on Saturday was her first defeat of the spring season. Until that point she had gone 11-0 against her opponents.
The Red faces two more Ivy competitors this upcoming weekend, hosting the Harvard Crimson April 6 at 2 p.m. and the Dartmouth Big Green the following day at 12 p.m.
Archived article by Meryl Conant