Women’s Tennis Sweeps Harvard Fall Scramble

Team huddle
Harvard had a Division I-best 11 ITA Scholar-Athletes.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass– Returning to the Murr Center Tennis Courts, Harvard women's tennis excelled in the Harvard Fall Scramble, winning 15 singles matches and eight doubles matches this past weekend.

Day 1: Harvard vs. Fordham 

The Crimson kicked off the weekend with six match victories. In doubles play, Harvard took two out of three, including a 6-0 win by first-years Rachel Lim and Chelsea Williams and a 6-3 victory for junior Lexi Milunovich and sophomore Anna Li. Lim, Williams and Milunovich also earned wins in singles along with junior Irene Lu.

Day 2: Harvard vs. Seton Hall

Harvard continued winning on day two, which included two doubles wins and 6-0 mark in singles play. Lim and senior Erica Oosterhout earned a 7-5 victory together, while senior Isabel Jasper and sophomore Neha Gupta played to a 6-1 triumph. In singles play, Lu grinded out a tough 6-4, 2-6, 10-6 win. Williams continued her hot start to her collegiate tennis career with a three-set victory (6-2, 4-6, 10-7).

Day 3: Harvard vs. Rhode Island

The Crimson rounded out the weekend in impressive fashion, winning nine matches including all four doubles games. The junior duo of Lu and Jenna Friedel earned a 6-0 victory in doubles. Gupta and Lim also added a 6-0 victory in doubles. Junior Natasha Gonzalez earned a singles victory (6-4, 6-4) while first-year Annika Bassey fought hard for a 6-1, 7-6(5) win. 

Harvard Highlights:

  • On the weekend, the Crimson went 15-3 in singles play and 8-3 in doubles action.
  • Harvard first-years earned wins seven of the eight singles matches they played over the course of the weekend. 
  • Lim went undefeated on the weekend, winning three doubles matches and two singles matches.
  • Williams also was unmatched this weekend, winning all three singles matches and both doubles matches. 

Next Up:
The Crimson will stay home and prepare to host the next home tournament, the Harvard Invitational on Nov. 2 - Nov. 4.