Posted: Apr 15, 2017
Annika Ringblom battled back to win in the sixth position (Gil Talbot).
ITHACA, N.Y. – The No. 49 Harvard women's tennis team was challenged by Cornell on Saturday afternoon, falling to the Big Red, 4-3.
The Crimson (16-7, 4-1 Ivy) pushed past the Big Red in the opening duals in doubles. June Lee and Erica Oosterhout pushed past Marika Cusick and Alexandra D'Ascenzo, 6-4. Sabrina Xiong and Annika Ringblom earned a 6-3 win against Priyanka Shah and Mariko Iinuma in the second slot to earn the doubles point.
Oosterhout faced Cusick in the first position, Oosterhout was limited to a 6-1, 6-1 defeat. Lee stepped up for the Crimson in the second slot, earning a 6-3, 7-6 victory against D'Ascenzo. Despite a comeback in the second set, Jenna Friedel was unable to clinch the set point in the third position, falling to Sha, 7-6, 6-7, 7-5.
Lexi Milunovich clinched a win in the first set against Lizzie Stewart, 6-2, but fell in the remaining sets, 6-3, 7-6, in the fourth position. Irene Lu fell to Iinuma in the fifth position, 6-3, 6-3. Ringblom clinched a three-set victory over Madison Stevens, tallying set scores of 1-6, 7-6, 6-4.
Harvard will close out its regular season by hosting Princeton and Penn April 22 and 23. The duals will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network, and are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.