M.Lin won her 25th singles victory this season (photo courtesy Athletic Communications).
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The No. 47 Harvard women's tennis team fell to No. 49 Yale Sunday afternoon at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.
After an intense battle in the doubles competition, the Crimson (11-7, 3-3 Ivy) fell behind 1-0 to the Bulldogs (13-8, 5-1 Ivy).Yale claimed the first half of the point in Hanna Yu's and Sherry Li's 8-4 triumph over Harvard's sophomore duo of Amanda Lin and Amy He in the No. 3 match. Freshman Monica Lin and senior Hannah Morrill dropped an 8-4 decision to Madeleine Hamilton and Ree Ree Li on the second court as the Bulldogs clinched the doubles point.
Yale picked up three straight victories in singles action to seal its victory. Freshman June Lee was bested by Yale's Annie Sullivan, 6-3, 6-1, in the third spot before the Bulldogs took a 3-0 lead when Morrill fell to S. Li, 6-3, 6-4, on court five. Rookie Spencer Liang battled Yu to three sets, but in the end the rookie lost to the junior, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1.
With the win already tallied for the Bulldogs, the Crimson rattled off two victories. M. Lin downed Hamilton, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, on the second court and He swept R. Li, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 4.
A. Lin's 6-3, 6-5, loss to Courtney Amos to make the final score, 5-2.
Harvard concludes its regular season Saturday, April 26 at Dartmouth at 12 p.m.