Crimson staff writer
Jackson M. Reynolds
Despite promising results from captain Annika Ringblom and sophomores Jenna Friedel and Irene Lu, the Crimson dropped two out of three matches in Washington, D.C.
Just one day after strolling to an easy 9-0 win at Cornell, Harvard suffered its first defeat of the 2017-2018 season at the hands of a fellow Ancient Eight competitor in No. 4 Columbia, 5-4.
Against a St. Lawrence team that had already racked up wins against Ivy League rivals No. 7 Princeton and No. 5 Penn, the Crimson squashed its opponent. In three games, opposing teams have yet to earn a single match against the No. 2 ranked Harvard.
The Harvard women’s tennis team competed in the ITA Northeast Regional Championships in Philadelphia, Pa over the weekend. The most impressive play from Crimson team was doubles pair Ringblom and Li, who reached the semifinals.
Facing off against Middlebury, Seton Hall, and the University of Rhode Island, over the weekend, the Harvard women’s tennis team dominated its opponents across the board at home in the Beren Tennis Center during the Harvard Fall Scramble.
There was no haven to be found. And yet, they persevered, putting forth strong performances against productive players. Competing against relatively familiar competition at the Yale Bulldog invitational in Brown, Dartmouth, and UMass Amherst, the Harvard women’s tennis team continued to grind its way through the early portion of their fall season.
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