Women’s Tennis Falls Short Against No. 41 William and Mary, 4-3

Xiong earned her sixth win of the season (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The women's tennis team's eight-match win streak was cut short against No. 41 William & Mary.  Although the Crimson was able to earn three singles wins, Harvard (12-6, 0-0 Ivy) fell to the Tribe (8-9, 0-0 CAA), 4-3.  

Although June Lee and Erica Oosterhout were able to clinch a 6-4 win in the first doubles slot against Marie Faurer and Lauren Goodman, Harvard was unable to grab the doubles point. Natasha Gonzalez and Irene Lu battled with William & Mary's Ekaterina Stepanova and Olivia Thaler to a 7-6 (10-8) decision. Annika Ringblom and Sabrina Xiong were unable to best Natalia Perry and Cecily Wuenscher, falling 6-3 in the third position.
Harvard was determined to come back in the singles duals, sending Oosterhout in the first position. Oosterhout was able to win the second set, 7-5, against Stepanova, but fell in the third set, 6-4. Lee bested Marie Faure in the second slot, 6-3, 6-2, to earn her seventh-consecutive win in the position. Ringblom competed against Perry in the third position, but was cut short, falling 6-4, 6-4. Lu fell to Cheng in the fourth position, 6-3, 6-3. Gonzalez saw action in the fifth position, securing a win against Goodman, 6-4, 6-2. Xiong earned her sixth victory of the season in the sixth slot, downing Groener 6-3, 6-2.
Harvard will open Ivy League Action next Saturday, April 1, against Dartmouth. The matches are set to begin at 2 p.m. and will be streamed on the Ivy League Digital Network.