CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's tennis team began day one of the Harvard Fall Classic with a clean sweep. The Crimson faced UConn and Boston University on the first day in both singles and doubles.
Junior Erica Oosterhout overcame a 0-1 hole in her first singles match to defeat UConn's Yelyzaveta Pletnyeva in three sets, 1-6, 6-4, 10-8. In doubles, Oosterhout paired with sophomore Natasha Gonzalez to defeat Pletnyeva and Cassie Chung, 6-2.
Sophomore Lexi Milunovich, who was ranked No. 48 last season, won her singles match in two sets, defeating the Huskies' Jacquelyn Fitz-Randolph, 6-0, 7-5. Later, Milunovich partnered with Anna Li to defeat Fitz-Randolph and Gillian Perrotta in doubles, 6-3.
Against Boston University, sophomore Irene Lu led the way, blanking the Terriers' Lily O'Fagan in singles, 6-0, 6-0. Senior Annika Ringbloom was right behind, defeating BU's Clara Falxa, 6-1, 6-1 while Jenna Moustafa defeated Dani Blaser, 6-3, 6-4. In doubles, Ringbloom teamed with sophomore Jenna Friedel to shut-out the Terriers' Falxa and Katya Martens, 6-0.
- The Crimson swept all 12 matches on day one – 7-0 in singles, 5-0 doubles.
- Junior Erika Oosterhout overcame a 0-1 hole in her first match to defeat UConn's Yelyzaveta Pletnyeva (1-6, 6-4, 10-8).
- Sophomore Irene Lu shut-out Boston University's Lily O'Fagan in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.
The Harvard Fall Classic continues tomorrow morning at 11am at the Beren Tennis Center.