The women’s tennis team lost to Western Michigan 6-1, but topped Syracuse yesterday to improve to 1-3 on the season.
Western Michigan proved troublesome from the start, as the team won the doubles points from the first two spots.
Sophomores Erika Takeushi and Melissa Tu kept Western Michigan from earning the No. 3 doubles match. The two teamed up for an 8-6 win over Malena Remynse and Reedhina Parekh.
Tu would again be victorious on the day, defeating Parekh for the No. 6 singles spot. The match, however, would be Cornell’s only singles win for the day.
Yesterday provided an opportunity to rebound as the Red topped the Orangewomen 4-3.
Deja vu was on the minds of most as the match opened with Syracuse winning the first two doubles match-ups.
Again, Takeuchi and Tu came through for the third doubles spot. The duo beat their opponents 8-2. Unlike the previous day, however, this win started the momentum for the Red squad.
Sophomore Akane Kokubo took the No. 1 singles spot with 6-1, 6-3 win. Takeuchi followed suit, claiming the No. 3 singles spot and her second victory of the day.
While Cornell dropped a close No. 4 match, senior Piper Lucas easily won with 6-1 and 6-3 scores to wrap up the No. 5 spot. Tu then completed her sweep of the weekend, winning her fourth straight match 6-2 and 6-4.
The women remain home this weekend to play Baltimore-Maryland County Massachusetts.
Archived article by Matt Janiga