Women's Tennis Shines on the Courts at Harvard Fall Scramble

Women's Tennis Shines on the Courts at  Harvard Fall Scramble

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's tennis team continued to shine on the courts as they closed out the Harvard Fall Scramble on Sunday afternoon.

Day 3: Harvard vs. Middlebury

Harvard took nine of 10 matches from Middlebury College on the final day of the three-day tournament. Senior Annika Ringbloom led the way, blanking the Panthers' Molly Paradies in two sets, 6-0, 6-0.

Junior Erica Oosterhout and sophomore Natasha Gonzalez remained red-hot as doubles partners. The Crimson tandem improved to 5-3 on the year shutting out Ann Martin Skelly and Maddi Stow, 6-0. Ringblom and freshman Ann Li picked up Harvard's second doubles win, knocking off Paradies and Emily Bian, 6-2.

Day 2: Harvard vs. Seton Hall

Harvard swept its singles matches against Seton Hall on the second day of the tournament. Freshman Neha Gupta kept her singles record perfect, defeating the Pirates' Katie Kim in two sets, 6-1, 6-1. Oosterhout battled Seton Hall's Luize Strike to a 6-3, 6-2 singles win, while freshman Anna Li defeated Anniek Jansen,6-2, 6-0. 

In doubles, sophomores Lexi Milunovich and Irene Lu earned Harvard's lone doubles victory. The Crimson pair defeated Michal Matson and Melody Taal, 6-3.

Day 1: Harvard vs. Rhode Island

Harvard opened the weekend winning all three doubles matches from Rhode Island. Oosterhout and Gonzalez defeated the Rams' Halah Davis and Rachel Smilansky, 6-3, while Li and junior Isabel Jasper defeated Ariel Habor and Nicole Legler, 6-2. 

In singles, freshman Lia Kiam blanked Legler in two sets, 6-0, 6-0. Gonzalez held off Smilansky, 6-3, 6-3, while Jasper edged out Rhode Island sophomore Paige Alson, 6-3, 6-4. Li overcame a 0-1 hole to defeat Davis in three sets, 1-6, 6-3, 10-3. 

Harvard Highlights:

  • Gupta remained perfect in singles, improving to 8-0 on the year.
  • Oosterhout and Gonzalez moved to 5-3 as doubles partners.
  • Oosterhout moved to 7-1 in singles.
  • Milunovich and Lu improved to 4-2 as a doubles team. 

What's Next
Harvard returns to the courts on Oct. 18 at the ITA Regionals at Penn.