A night after dropping to Penn, the Harvard women's basketball team also lost to Princeton.
Harvard’s victory over the Big Red (12-10, 4-4) makes it a three-team race for the conference title down the stretch as Princeton, Penn, and the Crimson all sit with only one Ivy League loss to date.
Harvard will look to defend its position at the front of the leaderboard this weekend against the two C’s of the Ivy League: Columbia and Cornell.
To go along with the few unaffiliated athletes in attendance, Boston College, Holy Cross, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart, and the University of Massachusetts all competed at the invitational event.
In its first matches in the spring dual season, the Harvard women’s tennis team split the weekend at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. The Crimson knocked off Missouri but faltered in the championship match against Florida.
With a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Brown sophomore Ammu Mandalap on Sunday afternoon, Harvard captain Hannah Morrill finished her Harvard Invitational with an unblemished record. Not only did the senior earn three wins in singles play on the weekend, she also partnered with freshman Monica Lin with the duo winning all three of their doubles matches on the weekend.
Strong performances from freshmen Monica Lin and Spencer Liang, as well as from sophomore Amy He led the Crimson squad, but the weekend would belong to Columbia, as Lions’ players won both the singles and doubles tournament.
According to statistics on the Head of the Charles website, the regatta weekend generates $4.8 million in local and state tax revenue. But the city is not the only local entity benefiting from the massive event.
Monica Lin and Liang started the tournament with a signature victory for Harvard, winning, 8-6, over the fifth seed, juniors Giuliana Olmos and Zoe Scandalis of USC.
Harvard upped its level of aggression late in Sunday's game, but it wasn't enough as it fell, 3-1.
After a 3-13 campaign last year, the Harvard field hockey team dropped its first two games of this season under second-year coach Tjerk van Herwaarden.
When Van Herwaarden arrived in Cambridge last year, he brought with him a new system in hopes of changing the direction of the Crimson’s field hockey program.
The Harvard field hockey team did not register a shot until the 37th minute of the game and failed to record a shot on goal all night in its 3-0 loss to No. 14 Massachusetts (4-0) in the Crimson’s (0-1) season opener Friday night at Richard F. Garber Field in Amherst, MA.
The field hockey team welcomed first-year coach Tjerk van Herwaarden, who implemented his new system.The team tallied only three victories throughout the entire season in its eighth losing season in as many years.
Bolstered by young talent, the women's tennis team finished third in the Ivy League. The squad was the only team to beat conference champions Yale and finished the season with a four-match win streak.