March 29, 2002

Women Look to Continue Season of Dominance

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The women’s tennis team opens its Ivy League season on the road today at Columbia.

Having won 10 of its first 13 matches, the netwomen have opened the season quite strongly. In these matches, Cornell has won 68 games while its opponents have won only 22. Even more impressively, in its 10 victories, the Red has won 68 of 72 games.

“We are very healthy, at the top of our game,” assistant coach Tom Brownlie remarked. “We have been playing quite well, and even though Columbia has the potential to be a tough opponent, we have a very good chance to win.”

Cornell will face its toughest competition of the season in its upcoming Ivy matches, with three Ancient Eight opponents nationally ranked.

Though young, the team benefits from the leadership of the few upperclassmen on the squad. Junior co-captian Suzanne Wright leads the charge, going 13-1 in the first singles spot. She has also played a leading role in the doubles matches, teaming with freshman Akane Kokubo to form the team’s first doubles pair.

With a win this weekend, the team will be able to build momentum as it finishes out the spring season.

Archived article by Chris Poplarski