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Women's Tennis Begins Play at USTA Invite in New York

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 10/11/2013
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Joan Cannon (pictured) and Sivan Krems won their way into a doubles semifinal.
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Four Tigers were in the draws at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Women's College Invitational when play began Friday, and the Princeton foursome turned in a successful first day at the three-day event.

Three of the four, including Sivan Krems, Dorothy Tang and Caroline Joyce, won their first-round singles matches and will play in quarterfinals Saturday. All four enjoyed first-round doubles wins, though only Cannon and Krems were able to gain a berth in a doubles semifinal Saturday.

Princeton's results from Friday's play are below, and complete information on the tournament can be found here.

"A" Singles, first round: Sivan Krems (P) def. Ksenija Tihomirova (FDU), 6-4, 6-3
"B" Singles, first round: Dorothy Tang (P) def. Maria Bernardez (Providence), 6-2, 6-1
"E" Singles, first round: Caroline Joyce (P) def. Lucy Nutting (Connecticut), 6-3, 6-1
"F" Singles, first round: Christina Harrington (Delaware) def. Joan Cannon (P), 6-3, 6-2

"A" Doubles, first round: Joan Cannon/Sivan Krems (P) def. Elizabeth Thoms/Ekaterina Tugarinova (Texas-Arlington), 8-4
"A" Doubles, quarterfinal: Cannon/Krems (P) def. Jocelyn Lu/Taylor Washington (Pittsburgh), 8-2
"B" Doubles, first round: Caroline Joyce/Dorothy Tang (P) def. Sarah Bowen/Carmen Pestano (Hofstra), 8-4
"B" Doubles, quarterfinal: June Lee/Amanda Lin (Harvard) def. Joyce/Tang (P), 9-7

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