Women's Tennis Knocks Off Rival Yale at the ECAC Championships

Women's Tennis Knocks Off Rival Yale at the ECAC Championships

Junior Isabel Jasper improved to 2-1 in dual matches with a sixth singles win against Yale (Gil Talbot). 

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Harvard women's tennis team (4-5, 0-0 Ivy) pulled out the 4-1 victory over rival Yale (3-3, 0-0 Ivy) to finish seventh at the ECAC Championships on Sunday morning. 

Harvard doubles tandem, junior Erica Oosterhout and sophomore Natasha Gonzalez set the tone of the match. The pair knocked off Yale's Caroline Amos and Sunday Swett in second doubles, 6-1. Freshman Neha Gupta and junior Isabel Jasper followed up with another decisive, 6-2, win in third doubles to collect the doubles point for Harvard. 

The Crimson did not let up in singles. Freshman Anna Li retired Swett quickly in fifth singles, 6-2, 6-3, while Jasper  earned the two-set, 6-3, 6-4 win over Sarah Cameron in sixth singles. Gonzalez sealed the match for Harvard battling Yale's Elizabeth Zordani to the 7-6, 6-4 win in third singles.  

In first singles, Oosterhout was leading her match against Valerie Shklover, 7-5, 6-5, when the match was declared.

Harvard Highlights

  • Junior Erica Oosterhout and sophomore Natasha Gonzalez their ninth doubles win with a 6-1 win in second doubles.
  • Gonzalez sealed the victory over the Bulldogs with the two-set, 7-6, 6-4 win in fourth singles.
  • Junior Isabel Jasper collected the two-set win in sixth singles after earning the 6-2 win with Neha Gupta in third doubles.

What's Next
Harvard returns to Cambridge, Mass., hosting Boston College on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. The match will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.