COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Before returning to Cambridge, Mass., the Harvard women's tennis team closed out a three-day road trip in the nation's capital dropping a tough match against Maryland, 5-2, on Sunday morning.
A pair of freshman gave the Crimson its only two wins of the day. Freshman Neha Gupta returned to her winning ways and avoided a comeback from Kate Yemelyanenka in fourth singles. Gupta claimed the first set with a 6-4 victory, but Yemelyanenka evened the match with a 6-3 win in the second set. However, Gupta won the battle, taking the third set, 6-3.
Fellow freshman Jenna Moustafa earned the Crimson's second win of the day with a two-set (7-5, 6-2) victory over Saya Usui in fifth singles. Trailing 0-1 in third singles, senior Annika Ringblom nearly completed the comeback, evening up the match with a 7-5 win in the second set, but Maryland's Millie Stretton came out on top in the tie-breaking, third set.
- Freshman Neha Gupta picked up her team-leading 13th win of the season with three-set victory in fourth singles.
- Fellow freshman Jenna Moustafa earne the other singles win with a two-set victory in fifth singles.
Harvard opens its home schedule on Friday, Jan. 26 against St. John's at 6:30 p.m. The match will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.