Women’s Tennis Ends Season with Loss at Penn, 5-2
NEW YORK – The Columbia women’s tennis team ended the 2011 season with a loss in Philadelphia, Pa., as the Lions lost to Penn, 5-2. With the loss, Columbia ends the season at 9-13 overall and 0-7 in the Ivy League.
Penn won three quick singles matches to clinch the team victory. At No. 2, Kovacevic lost to Alexa Ely, 6-4, 6-4, while Makarova fell to Jaime Yapp-Shing at No.2, 6-1, 6-3. The team win was clinched when Bartnik lost at No.1, as she fell to nationally ranked #29 Connie Hsu, 6-4, 6-2. Columbia also had a loss at No. 6 singles, where Chelsea Davis
fell to Lauren Bridges, 6-3, 7-6(7).
Columbia had two wins from first-years in the middle of the lineup. Takenaga had a win in the No.5 singles spot, as she beat Emma Whitfield, 6-2, 6-1, and Alecsiu won at No.4, beating Stephanie Do, 6-3, 6-2.
Penn 5, Columbia 2
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1, 5, 4, 6