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HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth women’s tennis narrowly fell to Harvard, 4-3, in both teams’ Ivy League opener at the Boss Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon. The Big Green dipped to 7-9 overall, while the Crimson improved to 9-8.

Senior Kristina Mathis and sophomore Racquel Lyn had a 6-4 victory at No. 2 doubles, but Harvard wins at the No. 1 and 3 positions gave the first point to the visitors. 

A 6-2, 6-2 win by Mathis over Erica Oosterhout at No. 1 tied things up at one apiece, but Crimson victories at No. 2 and 5 put Harvard ahead by two. Lyn’s 6-4, 6-1 defeat of Annika Ringblom at the No. 3 spot pulled Dartmouth back within one, but a three-set Crimson win at No. 6 clinched the win. 

Freshman Abigail Chiu and Irene Lu continued play at No. 4. Chiu won the first set, 6-2, but dropped the second by a score of 6-3. The Big Green rookie rebounded to take the third set, 6-4. 

Dartmouth will host Yale on Friday at 2 p.m.

1) Ringblom/Li (Harvard) def. Schroeder/Chiu (Dartmouth), 6-3
2) Mathis/Lyn (Dartmouth) def. Gonzalez/Oosterhout (Harvard), 6-4
3) Jasper/Gupta (Harvard) def. Hwang/Chuang (Dartmouth), 7-5

1) Mathis (Dartmouth) def. Oosterhout (Harvard), 6-2, 6-2
2) Friedel (Harvard) def. Schroeder (Dartmouth), 6-4, 6-3
3) Lyn (Dartmouth) def. Ringblom (Harvard), 6-4, 6-1
4) Chiu (Dartmouth) def. Lu (Harvard), 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
5) Milunovich (Harvard) def. Guan (Dartmouth), 6-3, 6-3
6) Gonzalez (Harvard) def. Hwang (Dartmouth), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3