Women’s Tennis Picks Up a Pair of Wins Against Fordham, Marist

Photo: Gil Talbot
Photo: Gil Talbot
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.– The Harvard women's tennis team picked up two wins in Sunday's doubleheader against Fordham and Marist at the Murr Center Courts. The Crimson started the day with a 7-0 win over Fordham, followed by a 5-2 victory against Marist in the afternoon session. 

In the morning matchup against Fordham, Harvard began with a strong doubles performance from the duo of senior Erica Oosterhout and junior Natasha Gonzalez, who defeated Maia Balce and Gianna Insogna, 6-0. First-year Rachel Lim and junior Jenna Friedel earned the second doubles victory with a 6-3 victory against Arina Taluyenko and Tatiana Grigoryan.

In singles play, Oosterhout came from behind to defeat Arina Taluyenko 2-6, 6-3, 1-0(10) to win as the team's No. 1. Friedel served as the team's No. 2, defeating Maia Balce 6-4, 6-3. Lim rounded out the top-three with a 6-1, 6-3 win against Genevieve Quenville.

Against Marist, the doubles pairing of senior Isabel Jasper and first-year Chelsea Williams impressed with a 6-0 victory against Madison Price and Chloe Lant. Friedel and Lim earned their second doubles wins of the day together, defeating Samantha Galu and Julia Gabay, 6-1.  

Junior Irene Lu served as the team's No. 1, defeating Julia Gabay 6-1, 6-2. First-year Chelsea Williams followed her strong doubles performance with a 6-0, 6-1 win against Madison Price. Sophomore Anna Li rounded out Harvard's top-three with a 6-2, 6-1 win against Sophia Moeller.

Harvard Highlights:

  • Harvard won in its first matchup in program history against Fordham.
  • The Crimson extend its all-time series record to 3-0 against Marist. 
  • Gonzalez remains untouched in doubles and singles play, improving to 6-0 this season. 
  • Friedel has yet to be beaten with a record of 5-0 so far this season in singles and doubles play.
  • Lim has played strong tennis in doubles play, winning in all three of her doubles matches this season. 

Up Next:
The Crimson continues its six-match home stretch with a Friday night Feb. 1 matchup against Boston College at 7 p.m., followed by a Sunday morning dual against Massachusetts at 9:30 a.m. Both matches will be broadcast on ESPN+. 

Harvard 7, Fordham 0

Cambridge, Mass. 


1: Rachel Lim / Jenna Friedel def. Arina Taluyenko / Tatiana Grigoryan 6-3
2: Erica Oosterhout / Natasha Gonzalez def. Maia Balce / Gianna Insogna 6-0
3: Alexis Zobeideh / Nicole Li vs. Annika Bassey / Anna Li Unfinished 5-2


1: Erica Oosterhout def. Arina Taluyenko 2-6, 6-3, 1-0(10)
2: Jenna Friedel def. Maia Balce 6-4, 6-3
3: Rachel Lim def. Tatiana Grigoryan 6-1, 6-3
4: Rachel Eason def. Genevieve Quenville 6-1, 6-1
5: Natasha Gonzalez def. Nicole Li 6-0, 6-3
6: Lexi Milunovich def. Gianna Insogna 6-1, 6-2

Harvard 5, Marist 2

Cambridge, Mass.


1: Jenna Friedel / Rachel Lim def. Samantha Galu / Julia Gabay 6-1
2: Annika Bassey / Anna Li def. Sophia Moeller / Jada Tijani 6-1
3: Isabel Jasper / Chelsea Williams def. Madison Price / Chloe Lant 6-0


1: Irene Lu def. Julia Gabay 6-1, 6-2
2: Chelsea Williams def. Madison Price 6-0, 6-1
3: Anna Li def. Sophia Moeller 6-2, 6-1
4: Chloe Lant def. Annika Bassey 6-2, 1-6, 1-0(7)
5: Isabel Jasper def. Amy Galloway 6-1, 7-5
6: Sophia Chavarria def. Jenna Moustafa 1-6, 4-6