April 25, 2003

Tennis Squads Culminate Campaigns Against Tigers

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Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams will conclude their seasons today against the Princeton Tigers. The men, who come in with a record of 16-6 overall and 3-3 in the Ivy League, will host the Tigers at the Reis Tennis Center. The women will head to New Jersey to battle the Tigers, hoping to snap a nine-match losing streak dating back to spring break.

The women, who are 2-12 overall on the season, are also searching for their first victory against an Ivy League opponent. One of the bright spots for the Red has been sophomore Melissa Tu, who has posted three singles victories against Ivy League foes, all at the No. 6 spot. Tu, along with classmate Erika Takeuchi, have posted two doubles wins at the No. 3 spot in the Dartmouth and Brown matches.

Another tandem to post a doubles victory was the team of sophomore Akane Kokubo and senior Nicole Chiu at the No. 1 spot against Dartmouth. Individually, Kokubo has two victories at her No. 1 spot against stiff competition, and Chiu posted a singles victory against Dartmouth at her usual No. 4 spot.

The men come into the match against the Tigers having split every weekend of Ivy play. The Tigers come into the match with a similar r