“Playing teams like Virginia, Rice and Harvard are a really good confidence booster for us,” head coach Vicky Maes said. “It is good for these girls to know that they can beat teams that are ranked higher.”
After a successful first day against
“Throughout the fall season we have been looking at different doubles teams, and I think that Danielle and Juliette will be a great team,” said Maes.
The top three singles players for the Wildcats were all victorious over Rice. At No. 1, Steinberg defeated Dao 6-4, 6-3, Mavroleon beat Lee 6-4, 7-5 and Jakowlew edged out a victory over Chao 7-6 (1), 6-2.
Next up for the Wildcats was Harvard. Again the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles teams were victorious as Steinberg and Mavroleon defeated Laura Peterzan and Elsa O’Riain, 8-4. Jakowlew and Toporowska beat Lena Litvak and Stephanie Schnitter 8-5.
Harvard’s Beier Ko and Preethi Mukundan defeated Razloznik and Todorova 8-1.
In the two singles matches against Harvard, Steinberg fell to Ko, 6-2, 6-2 and Jakowlew fell to Schnitter, 6-3, 6-0.
“Now that the fall season is over we can turn our attention to January and we are really looking forward to that,” Maes said.
The fall season consisted of six tournaments, which included the ITA All-Americans and the ITA Regionals.
The Wildcats won a total of nine doubles matches and 21 singles matches throughout the fall season.
The team will have a couple of months off before the spring season begins with a match against