Lee and Oosterhout Advance to Quarterfinals at ITA Regionals

Lee and Oosterhout Advance to Quarterfinals at ITA Regionals

June Lee advanced to the quarterfinals in singles and doubles (Zack Williamson). 


NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The women's tennis team sent four members of the squad to the ITA Regional Championships hosted by Yale Oct. 20-23; Natasha Gonzalez, June Lee, Irene Lu and Erica Oosterhout represented the Crimson at the annual event.  

In the doubles competition, Lee and Oosterhout made their mark, earning a spot in the quarterfinals after securing wins over St. Johns University (8-5), Seton Hall (8-7[1]) and Boston College (8-6). Gonzalez and Lu also tallied two victories in the doubles round, including an 8-2 win over Rutgers and an 8-3 win over UConn.

In the singles flight, Lee and Oosterhout both advanced to the quarterfinals. Lee entered the singles flight ranked in the No. 17-32 seed group, giving her a bye in the first round. She faced Ruth Crawford of UMass in the second round, defeating her 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. In the third round, Lee was up against Ivy League foe, Alyza Benotto of Brown, and secured a 7-5, 6-2 victory. Lee fought a tough battle in the quarterfinals, but was unable to stop Gabrielle Knutson of Syracuse, falling 7-6 (3), 7-5.

Oosterhout was also awarded a bye in the first round when she entered the tournament ranked at the No. 9-16 seed level. Oosterhout faced Brittany Collins of UMass in the second round, defeating her 7-5, 6-2. She then conquered Gita Benahdi of Drexel in two, 6-1, 7-5. Oosterhout met her match in the quarterfinals, and was stopped by Kana Daniel of Penn 6-4, 6-2. Gonzalez and Lu were unable to advance in the singles competition after fighting against Anna Woosley of UMass and Emily Safron of BC, respectively.

The Crimson will take a one week break from competition before hosting the Harvard Invitational Nov. 4- Nov. 6 against Boston University, Syracuse and Pittsburgh.