Women's Tennis Competes at Bulldog Invitational

Women's Tennis Competes at Bulldog Invitational

The Crimson battled a tough trio of teams at the 2016 Bulldog Invitational (Zack Williamson).

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The women's tennis team traveled to New Haven, Connecticut to compete in the three-day Bulldog Invitational, hosted by Yale, in which they faced Massachusetts on Friday, Stony Brook on Saturday and Brown on Sunday. Overall the team finished with an 8-19 record.

The Crimson faced the UMass Minutemen during the first day of competition. Senior captain June Lee secured the first victory of the weekend against Ruth Crawford with scores of 6-2, 6-2. Freshman Natasha Gonzalez battled Ana Yrazusta and obtained her first win of the invitational, 5-0, def.
On Saturday, the Crimson faced the Stony Brook Seawolves. Lee and Nika Besker kept the Elizabeth Tsvetkov and Anne-Katherin Hierl duo in line with a 6-4 victory. Gonzalez and Isabel Jasper had success as they squeezed past Ester Chikvashvili and Ana Carrion, 6-4.

Gonzalez won her second singles match of the weekend with ease over Bhimjiyni with scores of 6-4 and 6-3. Lu took control of her match, beating Chikvashvili 7-5, 7-6 (3), while Besker also tallied a triumph against Carrion, 6-2, 6-4. Jasper won her first set against Hierl, but couldn't maintain the lead, falling 2-6, 6-4, 10-6. Kaelli Thiel also brought her singles match against Glauken Carvahal to three sets, but Carvahal obtained the win with scores of 7-6 (4), 4-6, 10-6.

The Crimson battled against Brown on Sunday in its final day of the invite. Irene Lu fought against Maddie Stearns in the third position, and tallied the Crimson's sole victory against the Bears, 6-3, 7-5. Brown challenged the Crimson in doubles play, sweeping the competition 6-0, 6-1 and 6-2. 

Harvard will host the Crimson Fall Scramble on Oct. 18 at 5:30 p.m.