Women’s Tennis Blanks Boston University, 4-0

Lee's singles and doubles point helped Harvard sweep BU (photo courtesy Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's tennis team won the doubles point and the first three singles matches to blank its Beantown rival, Boston University, 4-0, Saturday afternoon at the Murr Center.

The Crimson (3-1) jumped out to an early advantage to earn its ninth clean sheet over the Terriers (3-2) in its all-time series. The win also marks Harvard's fifth-straight win at home, a streak that dates back to April 14, 2013.  

In doubles play, the freshmen pair of Monica Lin and Spencer Liang handled Lauren Davis and Barbara Rodriguez at No. 1, while the freshman/senior partnership of June Lee and Hannah Morrill knocked off Johanna Hyoty and Leonie-Charloette Athanasiadis, 6-3, at the No. 2 position to secure the doubles point.

Morrill swept Sami Lieb, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 4 to keep the momentum in Harvard's favor. Monica Lin followed suit, picking up a 6-1, 6-3 triumph at No. 2 against Davis, before Lee sealed the win with her second victory of the afternoon against Athanasiadis, 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 for the deciding victory.

The Crimson continues its five-match homestand tomorrow when Syracuse ventures to Cambridge for a 11:30 a.m. match.