'Cliffe Tennis Squad Faces Weakened Princeton Challenge

The Radcliffe tennis team will be stalking Tigers this afternoon, as the 'Cliffe seeks its second victory of the young season in a match at Princeton.

Yesterday, the 'Cliffe netters saw the early-season success of an opening-match win over Jackson, grind to an inglorious halt as car trouble en route to Friday's Barnard contest knocked Radcliffe out of the action.

Today Coach Peria Hewes's squad hopes to bounce back with a strong performance against Princeton. Meg Morgan, playing at number one, Joy Skon and Jill Robertson, at two and three, respectively, will lead the netters against an undermanned Tiger squad.

Princeton will be at less than half strength, via the absence of their top three performers, who will be competing elsewhere in national tournaments. The reminder of the squad will be forced to compensate, with a weakening effect inevitably the result.

Coach Hewes hopes that the lower half of her lineup will be able to produce a strong effort in support of the top three. Ellen rouse, Ingrid Sarapuu, land March Richmond will compete at four, five and sex respectively.


Hewes will be carefully watching the doubles action, as she seeks the right combination that will produce the strongest Radcliffe performance. Against Jackson, the 'Cliffe doubles performance was both unimpressive and inconsistent.