Women's Tennis Wins Seventh Straight with Win over Cornell on Senior Day

Women's Tennis Wins Seventh Straight with Win over Cornell on Senior Day

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's tennis (13-8, 5-0 Ivy) closed out the weekend with a 6-1 victory over Cornell (6-12, 0-5 Ivy) on Sunday afternoon.

The Crimson set the tone of the match early taking the doubles points following wins in first and second doubles. Junior Erica Oosterhout and sophomore Natasha Gonzalez, who currently lead the Crimson in doubles, defeated Cornell's Priyanka Shah and Ananya Dua in first doubles, 6-1. Senior Annika Ringblom and freshman Anna Li kept pace with a 6-2 win in second doubles, while junior Isabel Jasper and freshman Neha Gupta were leading third doubles, 5-2, when it was decided.

In the singles portion of the competition, Ringblom battled senior Maddie Stevens to a two-set win in fourth singles. Ringblom edged out Stevens in a tight first set, 7-6, but took the second set with ease, 6-1. Oosterhout defeated Shah, once again, in first singles, 6-4, 6-4, while sophomore Jenna Friedel took second singles from Dua, 6-4, 6-2.

Sophomore Irene Lu won her third singles match over Mariko Iinuma in two sets, while classmate Lexi Milunovich defeated Ana Elhom in fifth singles, 6-3, 6-1. 

Harvard Highlights

  • Senior Annika Ringblom knocked Cornell's Maddie Stevens in fourth singles, 7-6, 6-1, after pairing with freshman Anna Li to pick up their 14 doubles match together.
  • Junior Erica Oosterhout and sophomore Natasha Gonzalez earned their, team-leading, 15th doubles victory.
  • Oosterhout also registered her fourth straight win in first singles with a two set, 6-4, 6-4 victory. 

What's Next
Harvard travels to Princeton next Saturday, April 21 for a 1 p.m. match.