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Women's Tennis Begins Ivy League Play with a Win over Dartmouth

Women's Tennis Begins Ivy League Play with a Win over Dartmouth

HANOVER, N.H. – Winning the doubles point put the Harvard women's tennis team (9-8, 1-0 Ivy) over the top as it opened Ivy League play with a 4-3 win over Dartmouth (7-9, 0-1 Ivy) on Saturday afternoon.

Senior Annika Ringblom and freshman Anna Li took first doubles, 6-4, while junior Isabel Jasper and freshman Neha Gupta edged out freshman Maddie Hwang and junior Allison Chuang, 7-5, in third doubles.

The singles portion of the afternoon ended up tied at three wins a piece. Sophomore Jenna Friedel knocked off Julia Schroeder in two sets, 6-4, 6-3, while classmate Lexi Milunovich pulled out the 6-3, 6-3 victory over Big Green sophomore Chuyang Guan in fifth singles. Despite dropping the first set of sixth singles, 6-4, to Hwang, sophomore Natasha Gonzalez battled back to take the final two sets, 6-4, 6-3 to seal the match for the Crimson.

Harvard Highlights

  • Junior Isabel Jasper and freshman Neha Gupta sealed the doubles point with a 7-5 win in third doubles. 
  • Sophomore Natasha Gonzalez came back after dropping the first set of sixth singles to defeat Maddie Hwang, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. 
  • Sophomore Jenna Friedel picked up the two-set win in second singles. 

What's Next
Harvard hosts Brown on Friday at 2 p.m. The match will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.

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