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Harvard Drops Nail Biter to Yale, 4-3

The Crimson earned the doubles point for the second-straight match (Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On Friday afternoon at the Murr Center, Harvard women's tennis dropped a tightly-contested tilt with Yale, 4-3, that came down to a tiebreaker in the last matchup.

For the second-straight match, Harvard (7-10, 0-5 Ivy) started the contest with a win in the doubles round. Monica Lin and Annika Ringblom combined for an 8-6 win from the top position, while Amy He and Ellen Jang-Milsten breezed past their opponents, earning an 8-1 victory.

Jang-Milsten continued her success at No. 5 singles, sweeping Yale's (9-9, 3-3 Ivy) Courtney Amos 6-0, 6-4, for her 17th victory of the season. Playing in the fourth slot, June Lee rallied to win her 14th bout of the year, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 over Sherry Li.

Tied 3-3, Amanda Lin's contest with Carol Finke came down to the tiebreaker in the third set, with Finke ultimately scoring the final point to win 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (3).

Harvard travels to Brown for its final road contest of 2015 on Sunday, April 19. The doubles matches will begin at 12 p.m.

Singles

  1. Nikki Kallenberg (H) lost to Hanna Yu (Y), 6-3, 6-0
  2. Monica Lin (H) lost to Madeline Hamilton (Y), 6-1, 2-6, 6-3
  3. Annika Ringblom (H) lost to Ree Ree Li (Y), 6-4, 6-4
  4. June Lee (H) def. Sherry Li (Y), 2-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5
  5. Ellen Jang-Milsten (H) def. Courtney Amos (Y), 6-0, 6-4
  6. Amanda Lin (H) lost to Carol Finke (Y), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (3) ­

Doubles

  1. M. Lin/Ringblom (H) def. Hamilton/R. Li (Y), 8-6
  2. Amy He/Jang-Milsten (H) def. Yu/Valerie Shklover (Y), 8-1
  3. Lee/A. Lin (H) vs. Finke/S. Li (Y), 7-3, unf.
 
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