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Women’s Tennis Impresses at Harvard Invitational To Conclude Fall Season

Women’s Tennis Impresses at Harvard Invitational To Conclude Fall Season

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's tennis team concluded its fall season on a positive note, winning ten singles matches and five doubles matches.

Day 1: Harvard, Michigan State, Georgetown
The Crimson kicked off the tournament with a doubles victory against Michigan State and another against Georgetown, while also winning five singles matches. Both singles and doubles play were mixed between Michigan State and Georgetown athletes. The duo pair of senior Isabel Jasper and sophomore Neha Gupta impressed with a 6-3 victory over first-year Elena de Santis and senior Sydney Goodson of Georgetown. First-year Chelsea Williams and junior Irene Lu both earned singles victories and a win as a doubles tandem.

Day 2: Harvard, Syracuse
Harvard moved into day two with six matches against Syracuse athletes. Senior Erica Oosterhout and first-year Rachel Lim earned a 6-3 doubles victory over junior Guzai Yusupova and senior Dina Hegab. The other doubles pairing of sophomore Anna Li and Gupta won their matchup 7-6(1) over seniors Maria Tritou and Libi Mesh.

Day 3: Harvard, Boston University
The duo of Oosterhout and Lim impressed again with a 6-3 win over first-year Shelly Yaloz and sophomore Emily Kim in doubles play to finish 2-0 on the weekend as partners. Additionally, Oosterhout would earn a singles victory 7-6(4), 6-1 against Yaloz. The Crimson saw singles victories by Williams, Gupta and first-year Annika Bassey on the final day of the tournament.

Harvard Highlights:

  • The team earned ten singles victories and five doubles wins on the weekend.
  • With three wins, Lim has won eight of her last nine matches.
  • Oosterhout played strong tennis throughout the weekend, playing to a 4-1 record.
  • Gupta earned three wins, one in singles and two in doubles.
  • The pairing of Oosterhout and Lim played three times this weekend, winning twice.

Next Up:
The Crimson will begin preparations for the spring season, beginning in January. 

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