Late Comeback Attempt Falls Short Against Boston College

Late Comeback Attempt Falls Short Against Boston College

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Returning the Murr Center Tennis Courts on Saturday afternoon, Harvard (4-6) women's tennis was unable to complete the comeback against Boston College (5-3), dropping the match 6-1.  

The Eagles claimed the doubles point winning first and second doubles. Junior Isabel Jasper and freshman Neha Gupta managed to avoid the sweep with a 6-3 victory over Loren Haukova and Elene Tsokilauri in third doubles.

Boston College increased its lead to 3-0 following wins in third and fourth singles, but Harvard was not going away quietly. Despite dropping the first set, junior Erica Oosterhout battled back to take the second and third sets from Eagles' senior Asiya Dair (2-6, 6-3, 6-4) for the Crimson's first win of the afternoon.

After dropping the first set of second singles, 6-1, to Kylie Wilcox, senior Annika Ringblom evened up the match with a 7-5 win in the second set, but it was not enough. Wilcox came back in the third set to claim the match, and seal the overall contest, with a 6-4 win.

In sixth singles, Jasper also forced a third set against Haukova. Despite dropping the first set, 6-3, the Newton, Mass. native turned the tables on the New Yorker with a 6-3 win the second set, before falling, 6-3, in the third game.

Harvard Highlights

  • Junior Erica Oosterhout improved to 12-1 with a three-set, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1, victory in first singles over Asiya Dair.
  • Junior Isabel Jasper and freshman Neha Gupta picked up their third doubles win together with a 6-3 win third doubles.
  • Senior Annika Ringblom forced a third set in second singles with 7-5 win over Kylie Wilcox.

What's Next
Harvard hosts Syracuse tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. The match will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.