CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's tennis (8-8) heads into Ivy League play with two straight wins following a convincing 6-1 win over Quinnipiac (8-6) on Sunday afternoon.
The Crimson began the day on the right track with a sweep of doubles. Junior Erica Oosterhout and sophomore Natasha Gonzalez picked up their 12th win as a doubles team, with a 6-3 win over Dominique Vasile and Proyfon Lohophaison in second doubles. Senior Annika Ringblom and freshman Anna Li kept pace for the team lead in doubles with a 6-4 win in first doubles.
Gonzalez began fourth singles strong, taking the first set, 6-3, but in the second set the Bobcat's Layla Rodriguez mounted a comeback. Rodriguez held a 5-4 advantage over the Houston native, but Gonzalez battled back, winning the next three matches to take the second set, and the match, 7-5.
Oosterhout earned her 16th singles victory defeating Vasile in first singles, 6-1, 6-0, while sophomore Jenna Friedel knocked off Jennifer Lu in two sets in second singles, 6-2, 6-3.
- Junior Erica Oosterhout and sophomore Natasha Gonzalez earned their 12th doubles victory with a 6-3 win second doubles.
- Senior Annika Ringblom and freshman Anna Li also picked up their 12th win with a 6-4 win in first singles.
- Sophomore Natasha Gonzalez won three straight games in the second set of fourth singles to defeat Layla Rodriguez in two sets.
Harvard opens Ivy League play on Saturday March 31 on the road at Dartmouth at 2 p.m.