Women’s Tennis Battles a Trio of Teams at Harvard Fall Classic

Women’s Tennis Battles a Trio of Teams at Harvard Fall Classic

Erica Oosterhout earned a singles victory against #103 ranked Lexi Borr of Boston College (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The women's tennis team fought a tough battle against Boston College, Boston University and Yale in flighted round-robin sets at the Harvard Fall Classic Sept. 23-25.

In the first day of competition, Harvard jumped on board after first winning the doubles matches in three of four matchups. Lexi Milunovich and Erica Oosterhout defeated Barbara Rodriguez and Sabrina Faybyshev 7-6 (7), while June Lee and Natasha Gonzalez earned a victory over Remi Ramos and Iryna Kostirko with a score of 6-2. Nika Besker and Kaelli Thiel secured a 6-4 victory over Madison Craft and Lily O'Fagen.

In the No. 1 position, Lee lost in the first set, but fought back with to beat Kostirko, 6-7(4), 7-6 (4), 10-5. Milunovich secured a win in the No. 2 singles spot by surpassing the Terrier's Rodriguez with set scores of 7-6(2) and 6-3. Irene Lu saw a quick match against Boston University's Ramos in the No. 3 singles position with set scores of 6-3, 6-4. Natasha Gonzalez also earned a quick victory against Craft in the No. 5 slot, 6-0 and 6-4.
 
On the second day of play, the Crimson met Yale. In singles play, Yale beat out Harvard, tallying five of the seven matches. Milunovich and Lu earned their first Ivy League victories over ElizabethZordani, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, and Sherry Li,3-6, 7-5, and 6-4, respectively.  
 
Harvard faced BC on the third and final day of action. Oosterhout earned the Crimson's singles match by defeating #103 Lexi Borr in the No. 2 slot, 7-5, 6-3. Lee fought a close battle against #53 Asiya Dair, but Dair earned the win, 2-6, 6-3, 4-6. Harvard was not able to conquer BC in the singles sets, falling four bouts to one. The Eagles earned the doubles victories after surpassing the Crimson's pairings.
 
The Crimson returns to action at the Yale Bulldog Invite Oct. 7-9 in New Haven, Connecticut.