Lee clinched the Crimson's seventh home victory of the season (photo courtesy Athletic Communications).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its final home match of the season, the 47th-seeded Harvard women's tennis team took down Brown, 4-3, Friday afternoon at the Murr Center.
Prior to first serve, Harvard (11-6, 3-2 Ivy) honored the playing career of senior captain Hannah Morrill.
The Crimson jumped out to a 1-0 lead, taking two of three double matches. Morrill and freshman Monica Lin defeated the Bear's (13-8, 2-3 Ivy) tandem of Nikita Uberoi and Sarah Kandath, 8-4, in the No. 2 match. Before Harvard clinched the doubles point, the rookie partnership of June Lee and Spencer Liang fell to Dayna Lord and Hannah Camhi, 8-4. On court three, Amanda Lin and Amy He clashed with Brown's Ammu Mandalap and Ashley Noyes. The team's went back and forth, but it was the Crimson's sophomore who came out victorious, 8-7 (4).
Harvard and Brown battled back and forth in the singles compete. He extended the Crimson's lead with a straight set win over Kandath, 6-3, 6-1, in the fourth spot. Morrill dropped a 6-2, 6-0 decision at No. 5 to Mandalap, giving the Bears their first point of the day. At the second spot, M. Lin fought hard, but ultimately fell, 7-6 (4), 6-1, to Camhi.
A. Lin's match on court six against Noyes also went the distance. Lin pulled out a 6-1, 7-6 (6) victory over the visitor to regain the lead for Harvard.
The Crimson's edge was short lived, however, as Liang was bested by Lord, 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the top spot. Lee swept Uberoi on the third court, 6-3, 7-5, to clinch the seventh home win for Harvard this season.
With two matches remaining in the regular season, the Crimson travels to New Haven, Conn., Sunday for a showdown with archrival Yale at 2 p.m.