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Women's Tennis Drops Ivy Match to Princeton, 4-3

Senior Annika Ringblom picks up two wins against Princeton (Gil Talbot).
Senior Annika Ringblom picks up two wins against Princeton (Gil Talbot).

Senior Annika Ringblom picks up two wins against Princeton (Gil Talbot).

PRINCETON, N.J. – Harvard women's tennis (13-9, 5-1 Ivy) dropped its first Ivy League match to Princeton (18-3, 6-0), 4-3 on Saturday afternoon.

The Crimson began the day strong taking the doubles point. Junior Erica Oosterhout and sophomore Natasha Gonzalez knocked off Nicole Kalhorn and Stephanie Schrage in first doubles. Senior Annika Ringblom and freshman Anna Li kept pace claiming second doubles, 6-4. 

However, Princeton was able to pull out wins in four of the six matches. Sophomore Jenna Friedel and Ringblom earned Harvard's two singles victories.  After dropping the first set of second singles, 6-2, Friedel stormed back, defeating Schrage in the second and third sets, 6-3, 6-1. In third singles, Ringblom battled Kalhorn to a three-set, 7-5, 4-6, 10-7 victory.

Harvard Highlights

  • Junior Erica Oosterhout and sophomore Natasha Gonzalez earned their 16th doubles win of the season with a 6-1 victory in first doubles.
  • Senior Annika Ringblom and freshman Anna Li kept pace grabbed their 15th win as doubles partners following a 6-4 win in second doubles.
  • Ringblom knocked off Nicole Kalhorn in three sets in third singles to earn one of the Crimson's two singles victories. 

What's Next
Harvard closes out the 2017-2018 season tomorrow afternoon against Penn in Philadelphia, Pa. at 1 p.m.

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