The Harvard women's tennis team shocked nationally ranked Clemson University, 6-3, yesterday, in first-day action at the Washington National Collegiate Tennis Classic being held at Northwestern University.
The Crimson used wins in singles from Kathy Vigna, Erika Smith, and Debbie Kaufman and then a sweep of all three doubles matches to post one of its biggest wins in history over the 13th-ranked Tigers.
Harvard's Elizabeth Evans and Robin Ross took the number-one doubles match, Vigna and Roberta Hing squeaked out a three-set win in number-two doubles and Smith and Kaufman held on for a straight set at the number three position.
The net women will face highly touted North western in second-round action today.
Harvard 6, Clemson 3
1 Jane Forman (C)d Elizabeth Evans (H). 6-4. 7-6
2 Kathy Vigna (H)d Melissa Siegler (C) 6-7 (5-7). 6-3 6-0
3 Erika Smith (H)d Lisa Bobby (C). 6-3. 7-6 (7-5)
4 Jody Trucks (C)d Robin Ross (H). 4-6. 6-5. 6-3
5 Jane Nebrille (C)d Erica Schulman (H). 1-6. 6-4. 6-2
6 Debbie Kaufman (H)d Lon Miller (C). 2-6. 6-4. 7-5
1 Evans-Ross (H)d Singler-Bobby (C). 6-1. 6-4
2 Vigna-Roberts Hing (H)d Forman-Trucks (C) 2-6 7-5 6-3
3 Smith Kaufman (H)d Miller-Nebrille (C) 6-1. 7-6