CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—In a key Ivy League women’s tennis matchup, Harvard claimed a close 4-3 victory over the Columbia women’s tennis team Saturday afternoon at the Beren Tennis Facility. With the loss, Columbia drops 10-7 overall and 2-2 in Ivy League play, while Harvard improves to 4-0 in league play and 12-8 overall.

 

Columbia started out with a 1-0 lead after claiming the doubles point. Senior Adi Milstein and first-year Christie Wan defeated Harvard’s Annika Ringblom and Anna Li 6-1 and junior Andrea Kevakian and first-year Paulina Ferrari teamed for a 6-4 win over Harvard’s Neha Gupta and Lexi Milunovich. Milstein and Wan won their 20th match of the season and improve to 20-9 overall, while Kevakian and Ferrari competed as a duo for the first time since mid-October.

 

In singles, Columbia claimed two long, drawn out matches. First-year Jennifer Kerr defeated Harvard’s Jenna Friedel 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 at No. 2 singles and sophomore Ali Pollack won a close 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 match over Harvard’s Lexi Milunovich at No. 5 singles. Kerr has won eight consecutive singles matches and is now 19-7 on the year. Pollack improves to 15-10.

 

The Crimson won the four other singles matches to claim the victory.

 

Columbia plays at Dartmouth tomorrow. First serve is at 1 p.m. in Hanover. The Lions close their season at home next weekend by facing Brown (Saturday, April 21) and Yale (Sunday, April 22) at Dick Savitt Tennis Center. Both matches begin at 1 p.m.

 

HARVARD 4, COLUMBIA 3 (Women’s Tennis)

Saturday, April 14, 2018, Beren Tennis Facility, Cambridge, Mass.

 

Singles

No. 1: Erica Oosterhout (Harvard) defeats Christie Wan (Columbia) 6-4, 6-3.

No. 2: Jennifer Kerr (Columbia) defeats Jenna Friedel (Harvard) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

No. 3: Anna Lu (Harvard) defeats Andrea Kevakian (Columbia) 6-1, 6-3.

No. 4: Annika Ringblom (Harvard) defeats Sarah Hu (Columbia) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0.

No. 5: Ali Pollack (Columbia) defeats Lexi Milunovich (Harvard) 7-5, 5-7, 7-5.

No. 6: Natasha Gonzalez (Harvard) defeats Adi Milstein (Columbia) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3.

 

Doubles

No. 1: Adi Milstein/Christie Wan (Columbia) defeats Annika Ringblom/Anna Li (Harvard) 6-1.

No. 2: Erica Oosterhout/Natasha Gonzalez (Harvard) defeats Sarah Hu/Jennifer Kerr (Columbia) 6-1.

No. 3: Andrea Kevakian/Paulina Ferrari (Columbia) defeats Neha Gupta/Lexi Milunovich (Harvard) 6-4.

 

Final Score: Harvard 4, Columbia 3; Time of Match: N/A. Order of Finish: Doubles- N/A; Singles- N/A.. Records: Columbia: 10-7, 2-2 Ivy League; Harvard 12-8, 4-0 Ivy League; Attendance: N/A.