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Women's Tennis Closes Out Fall Season with Strong Showing at Harvard Invitational

Women's Tennis Closes Out Fall Season with Strong Showing at Harvard Invitational

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's tennis team closed out the fall season with the Harvard Invitational on Sunday afternoon. The Crimson was 13-5 in singles against Wisconsin, Syracuse, Boston University and Pittsburgh.

Freshman Neha Gupta kept her fall singles record unblemished, improving to 3-0 with win over the Badgers, Terriers and Panthers. She battled the Badgers' Michelle Linden to a two-set, 7-5, 6-4, win on the opening night of the invitational, before knocking off the Terriers' Sabrina Faybyshev, 6-2, 6-4, on Saturday afternoon. Gupta closed out the three-day tournament with a tight, two-set, 7-5, 6-4, win over Pittsburgh's Camila Moreno on Sunday.

Sophomore Irene Lu also was a perfect 3-0 on the weekend, defeating Wisconsin's MaryAnn Rompf and Syracuse's Dina Hegab in two sets, each, Friday and Saturday. However, on Sunday, Lu stormed back after trailing 0-1, to defeat Pittsburgh's Claudia Bartolome, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2. Freshman Anna Li won both her matches against Wisconsin and Pittsburgh to improve to 8-2 on the fall. 

Harvard doubles tandem of junior Erica Oosterhout and Natasha Gonzalez defeated Syracuse's Maria Tritou and Nicole Mitchell on Saturday to improve to 6-3 as doubles partners. Lu and sophomore Lexi Milunovich improved to 5-1 in doubles with a win over Syracuse on Saturday.

Highlights

  • Gupta went 3-0 in singles, improving to 11-0 overall.
  • Lu posted a 3-0 singles record, following a comeback victory against Pittsburgh on Sunday.
  • Oosterhout and Gonzalez improved 6-3 as doubles partners, while Milunovich and Lu improved to 5-1 in doubles. 

What's Next?
Harvard returns to the court for the spring season on Jan. 19 at Howard.  

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