Lee led Brianna Morgan in singles on court 3 when the match was clinched. (photo courtesy Athletic Communications).
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The No. 67 Harvard women's tennis team dropped a 4-0 decision to No. 2 Florida in the championship match of ITA Kick-Off Weekend at the Ring Tennis Complex at Linder Stadium Sunday.
Florida (2-0) clinched the doubles point with wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions. Harvard's (1-1) duo of June Lee and Hannah Morrill was topped by Brianna Morgan and Olivia Janowicz, 6-1, while the 34th-ranked Crimson pair of Spencer Liang and Monica Lin fell to Kourtney Keegan and Sofie Oyen, 6-4.
Harvard could not surpass the Florida ranked singles players as the Gators captured three consecutive singles matches in straight sets over the Crimson. In just 34 minuts, Morrill was downed by Oyne, who sits 27th in the ITA, 6-0, 6-0, on court four while on court five, Amanda Lin was defeated by 39th-ranked Keegan, 6-0, 6-0, as Florida earned its third point of the day.
The match was put away when Sylvia Li lost to Stojic, 6-3, 6-3, in the sixth position, right before Liang was about to battle Olivia Janowicz, who ranks 17th in the nation, in a tie breaker on court one after the freshman triumphed in the first set, 6-2, but dropped the second set, 6-4.
The Crimson returns to action Saturday, Feb. 1 when Harvard welcomes Massachusetts to the Murr Center.