Women’s Tennis Suffers First Loss of the Season to Boston College, 5-2

Photo: Gil Talbot
Photo: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's tennis suffered its first loss of season, falling to Boston College, 5-2, at the Murr Center Courts Friday. 

The Crimson started strong, earning the doubles point. The pairing of first-year Rachel Lim and junior Jenna Friedel defeated Jackie Urbinati and Kylie Wilcox, 6-3, at the top of the order. Senior Erica Oosterhout and junior Natasha Gonzalez, meanwhile, took down the Eagles pairing of Laura Lopez and Yufei Long, 6-3, at the second position. 

In singles play, Gonzalez earned her second win of the evening with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Laura Lopez at the fifth slot. The singles victory, however, was the only one of the day for Crimson.

Harvard Highlights:

  • The Crimson continues to hold the all-time series lead over the Eagles, 33-14. 
  • Friedel and Lim improved to 3-0 as doubles partners this season. 
  • Gonzalez moves to 4-0 on the season in singles play.
  • Harvard has yet to lose the doubles point this season with a 12-1 cumulative record.

Up Next:
The Crimson are set to host Massachusetts in a Sunday morning matchup at 9:30 a.m. at the Murr Center Courts. The match will be broadcast on ESPN+. 


Boston College def. Harvard University,
Saturday, 7:00 PM

S1: Kylie Wilcox def. Erica Oosterhout 7-5, 6-3
S2: Yufei Long def. Jenna Friedel 6-2, 6-0
S3: Jackie Urbinati def. Rachel Lim 6-4, 6-1
S4: Natasha Irani def. Rachel Eason 6-2, 7-5
S5: Natasha Gonzalez def. Laura Lopez 6-2, 7-5
S6: Dasha Possokhova def. Irene Lu 6-4, 6-3
D1: Rachel Lim / Jenna Friedel def. Jackie Urbinati / Kylie Wilcox 6-3
D2: Erica Oosterhout / Natasha Gonzalez def. Laura Lopez / Yufei Long 6-3
D3: Dasha Possokhova / Natasha Irani vs. Anna Li / Annika Bassey Unfinished 4-4