Women's Tennis Drops Another Close One, Loses 4-3 to No. 47 Harvard

March 26, 2001

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of Oregon women's tennis team dropped another close match Monday, this time losing 4-3 to No. 47-ranked Harvard.

The Ducks (3-10) dropped the Nos. 1-3 singles slots, including three-set losses suffered by Janice Nyland and Vickie Gunnarsson. Oregon freshman Courtney Nagle picked up her fifth win in her last six matches, defeating Harvard's Lara Nagushdandi 6-3, 6-2. Also, junior Adeline Arnaud defeated Jenny Timoney of Harvard, 6-2, 6-2 at the No. 5 position. It marked Arnaud's fifth win in her last six singles matches.

'It was another close, difficult loss,' fifth-year Oregon coach Jack Griffin said. 'The team fought really hard and we we're hoping to get things turned around (Tuesday) against San Diego.'

Harvard improved its record to 6-6.

The Ducks' lone doubles victory came at the No. 3 position, as Arnaud and Jeanette Mattsson defeated Sara McGinty and Nagushdandi 8-1.

Oregon, which has lost eight in a row, returns to action Tuesday at San Diego. The match begins at 1:30 p.m.

No. 47 Harvard 4, Oregon 3
1. Sanja Bajin (HU) def. Monika Gieczys (UO), 6-3, 6-02. Sanaz Ghazal (HU) def. Janice Nyland (UO), 4-6, 6-3, 6-23. Fleur Broughton (HU) def. Vickie Gunnarsson (UO), 6-7, 6-2, 6-24. Courtney Nagle (UO) def. Lara Nagushdandi (HU), 6-3, 6-25. Adeline Arnaud (UO) def. Jenny Timoney (HU), 6-2, 6-26. Davina Mendiburu (UO) def. Lola Ajilore (HU), 6-1, 6-1

1. Bajin/Ghazal (HU) def. Mendiburu/Nyland (UO), 8-52. Broughton/Alijore (HU) def. Gieczys/Nagle (UO), 8-53. Arnaud/Mattsson (UO) def. Sara McGinty/Nagushdandi (HU), 8-1

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