Women’s Tennis Drops First-Round Match of ECAC Tournament to Penn, 4-1

Photo: Gil Talbot
Photo: Gil Talbot

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Harvard women's tennis team fell in the first round of the ECAC Tournament Friday afternoon to Penn, 4-1. The team will take on the loser of the Columbia and Yale matchup Saturday at 11 a.m. The match will be broadcast on ESPN3.

Beginning with doubles play, Penn took the early point. In singles play, junior Natasha Gonzalez bested OJ Singh, 6-1, 6-4 to score the lone point for the Crimson. Both juniors Jenna Friedel and Irene Lu did not finish with the outcome decided, despite a chance at victory.

Harvard Highlights:

  • Harvard is set to play at 11 a.m. against the loser of the Columbia and Yale matchup.
  • Gonzalez won another singles match, improving her season record to 6-0.
  • The duo of Friedel and first-year Rachel Lim have still yet to drop a doubles point together after not finishing their match.
  • The Crimson remain in the series lead against Penn, 30-13.

Up Next:
The Crimson will ready for the loser of the Columbia and Yale matchup at 11 a.m. at Yale. The outcome of that match will determine where the team plays on Sunday. The Saturday matchup will be broadcast on ESPN3.

Harvard 1, Penn 4
New Haven, Conn.

S1: Iuliia Bryzgalova def. Erica Oosterhout 6-0, 7-6(4)
S2: Marta Kowalska vs. Jenna Friedel Unfinished 6-4, 5-4
S3: Marija Curnic def. Rachel Lim 6-4, 6-2
S4: Ashley Zhu def. Rachel Eason 6-3, 6-0
S5: Natasha Gonzalez def. Ojasvinee Singh 6-1, 6-4
S6: Mimi Levine vs. Irene Lu Unfinished 5-7, 6-4
D1: Marta Kowalska / Marija Curnic vs. Jenna Friedel / Rachel Lim Unfinished 4-5
D2: Iuliia Bryzgalova / Ojasvinee Singh def.Erica Oosterhout / Natasha Gonzalez 6-1
D3: Mimi Levine / Ashley Zhu def. Annika Bassey / Anna Li 6-4