Women’s Tennis Stumps Massachusetts, 7-0, in Home Opener

He clinched the victory for the Crimson (photo courtesy Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its home opener, the Harvard women's tennis team blanked Massachusetts, 7-0, at the Murr Center Saturday afternoon.

The Crimson continued its dominance over its Bay State rival, as Harvard (2-1) stretched its all-time undefeated streak against Massachusetts (2-1) to six matches.

In doubles play, Amy He and Amanda Lin raced out to an early lead en route to an 8-1 victory over Jessica Podlofsky and Chanel Glasper at No. 3. June Lee and Hannah Morrill followed with a 6-0 sweep of Sonia Bokhair and Anna Woosley at the No. 2 position to clinch the doubles point.

The Crimson carried its winning momentum into the singles matches.

At. No 5, Morill downed Glasper, 6-1, 6-0, before A. Lin closed out Woosley, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 6, to give Harvard a commanding 3-0 lead.

He locked up the win for the Crimson at No 4., with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Podlofsky, followed by an identical performance from M. Lin at the No. 2 position.  

Spencer Liang, who competed in the top spot for Harvard, earned a win over Bokarhi. The final match of the afternoon saw Lee battle Griffin into tiebreaks, but the freshman came out on top, 6-2, 7-6(3), to help the Crimson earn its second clean sheet of the season.

The Crimson continues its homestand next weekend with local rival Boston University and Syracuse.