Posted: Apr 09, 2017
Natasha Gonzalez clinched the winning point for the Crimson (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's tennis team toppled Yale, 4-3, on Sunday afternoon at the Beren Tennis Center. The Crimson moved to a 15-6 overall record, and now boast a 3-0 record in Ivy League play.
June Lee and Erica Oosterhout swept in the first position of doubles, downing Tina Jiang and Elizabeth Zordani, 6-0. Sabrina Xiong and Annika Ringblom clinched the doubles point for Harvard, besting Amy Yang and Caroline Lynch, 6-1 in the third position. Lexi Milunovich and Natasha Gonzalez were unable to finish their doubles match in the second slot against Carol Finke and Valerie Shklover.
Oosterhout competed against Finke in the first position, downing her opponent in two sets, 7-5, 6-1. Oosterhout now boasts a 16-7 overall record, including a 13-7 mark in the first position. Lee battled with Yang in the second slot, falling in the first set, 6-7. Lee pushed back in the second set, to a 7-5 win, but was unable to earn the point in the third set, dropping a 10-4 decision. Milunovich saw action in the third slot against Shklover, pushing past her opponent in two, 6-4, 7-5.
Irene Lu saw action in the fourth position, but was unable to walk away with the point as Jiang earned a 6-3, 6-4 win. Despite winning the first set in the fifth position, 6-3, Annika Ringblom was challenged in the next two sets and fell to Zordani, 6-4, 6-1. Gonzalez stepped up for the Crimson in the sixth position against Opala Dhingra, downing her in two sets, 6-4, 6-2. With the win, Gonzalez assisted the Crimson to their third-consecutive win.
Harvard will return to action at Columbia on Friday, April 14, and will travel to Cornell on Saturday, April 15. Both duals are set to begin at 2 p.m.