JV Sports: Looking For Recognition

The JV Notebook

In some cases, they play as many games as the varsity. But all their goals, their points, their baskets seldom get recognized. To correct this imbalance of fame between varsities and junior varsities, The Crimson offers its first JV Notebook.

Women's Tennis

The women's JV team improved to 10-4 with a 9-0 thrashing of Yale Saturday at Beren Tennis Courts.

Leading the way in singles for the Crimson was Martha Berkman, who trounced Jennifer Browning, 6-1, 6-0, while Nicole Rival recorded a 6-4, 6-1 decision over Karen Samon at number-two singles.

Louise Zonis continued the rout with a 6-4, 6-0 blasting of Jamison Williams at number-three, while Paula Guerin was involved in a tough three-setter at fourth singles.

After dropping the first set, 6-4, Guerin rallied to win the final two sets and match, 6-4, 6-3.

At number-five singles, Beth Riley wasted little time in destroying Lisa Reson, 6-0, 6-2. Lisa Cutone also recorded a straight-set victory, 6-1, 6-2, over Diane Lazarus at sixth singles.

In number-seven singles, Eva Jackson defeated Maria Grossman, 6-4, 6-1. Meanwhile, Sharon Kosakowski knocked off Susan Yelton, 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles

In doubles action, Berkman and Rival outlasted Browning and Samon in the first set, 7-6, and cruised to a 6-2 victory in the second set.

Zonis and Riley disposed of Talbott and Reson in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, while Cutone and Kosakowoski crushed Williams and Grossman, 6-1, 6-3.

At number-four doubles, Jackson and Guerin teamed up to capture a 6-1, 6-3 triumph over their opponents.

"We've had a good season," said JV Coach Mark Wesselink, whose team has won 29 of its last 30 individual matches. "We're looking to finish strong against Dartmouth. We're expecting a good match."

Baseball

The JV baseball team dropped a double-header to Rhode Island Community College over the weekend, and saw its record fall to 0-4.

Harvard lost the first game, 6-3, and the second, 10-5. The team's winless season is a bit deceiving each of Harvard's opponents has played over 20 games.

In the first game, Harvard hurler William Mercer went the distance, allowing six hits, walking three and striking out one.

In the second game, Harvard led, 5-3, but Rhode Island rallied to score seven runs to win the game. Chip Lippman was Harvard's pitcher. He allowed 10 hits, walked four batters and struck out two.

Tim Rea, Dave Forman and Joe Currier all hit homers for the Crimson.

Currier had an outstanding day. He went six for seven, which included four singles, a double and a homer.

"We're pleased with our showing," JV Coach Mac Singleton said. "We're going to start winning from here on. We're starting to gel together."

Lacrosse

The women's JV team team improved its recod to 4-1-1 on the season with a 7-2 thumping of Yale Saturday. Elizabeth Samet tallied two goals, while Julie Clifford, Jodi Buonanno, Martha Abbruzzese, Tracey Hackeling and Cecelia Kurzman all recorded a goal apiece.

Loreen Costa turned in a stellar performance in goal.

Harvard's other wins have come against the B.U. Club, 14-5, Oxford, 15-7, and Bridgewater State, 16-10. The laxwomen tied Dartmouth, 7-7, and dropped an 8-6 decision to the Boston Lacrosse Club, a squad composed of former varsity players from a variety of colleges.

"It's been a really good season," JV Coach Nita Lamborghini said. "We've had some injuries, but our younger players and less experienced players have come along to do a really nice job."

Harvard will square-off against Dartmouth today.

Men's tennis

The men's JV tennis team (7-5) was supposed to play Yale this weekend, but the match has been rescheduled for this weekend.

"There's a lot of tradition between Harvard, Yale and Princeton," JV Coach Steve Gertensfeld said. "It's very exciting from that standpoint. It should be a real battle."