Women's Tennis

Huskers Fall to Harvard, 4-2

Lincoln, Neb. -  Despite two singles victories, the Nebraska women’s tennis team (2-1) fell to Harvard, 4-2, on Sunday afternoon at the Dillon Tennis Center.

Juniors Anfisa Danilchenko and Ana Zamburek kicked off doubles play with a 6-0 sweep over Harvard’s Iveta Daujotaite and Angel You. The Crimson bounced back with Stephanie Yackoff and Holly Fischer winning 6-3 over the senior Husker duo of Raphaëlle Lacasse and Isabel Adrover Gallego on Court One. The deciding match on Court Three was a battle between Nebraska’s Maja Pietrowicz and Lucy Loy and Harvard’s Natalie Block and Sany Gawande. The teams forced a tiebreak, but Harvard prevailed 7-6 (4) and clinched the doubles point.

With the Huskers trailing 1-0 overall, singles action started. On Court Four, Pietrowicz evened the match 1-1, as she defeated Gawande in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1. Lacasse won in straight sets on Court One against Fischer, putting the Huskers up 2-1 in the match. Then on Court Three, Crimson’s Maxi Duncan tied the match 2-2 with her defeat of Danilchenko 4-6, 4-7 before Adrover Gallego battled on Court Two, but fell to Yackoff in straight sets, 6-7, 3-6. The deciding match was between freshman Maria Taranova and Kate Kim on Court 5, where Kim was able to clinch the win for the Crimson in three sets, 4-6, 6-4, 3-6. The match on Court 5 between Zamburek and Block was left unfinished, 6-7, 6-3, 3-2.

Up next, the Huskers will host Illinois State on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 11:00 a.m. (CT) at the Dillon Tennis Center. 

Tennis Match Results
Harvard vs Nebraska
Jan 28, 2024 at Lincoln, NE
(Dillon Tennis Center)
Harvard 4, Nebraska 2 

1. Raphaelle Lacasse (NEB) def. Holly Fischer (HAV) 6-3, 6-3
2. Stephanie Yakoff (HAV) def. Isa Adrover Gallego (NEB) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
3. Maxi Duncan (HAV) def. Anfisa Danilchenko (NEB) 6-4, 7-5
4. Maja Pietrowicz (NEB) def. Sany Gawande (HAV) 6-3, 6-1
5. Kate Kim (HAV) def. Maria Taranova (NEB) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
6. Ana Zamburek (NEB) vs. Natalie Block (HAV) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, unfinished 

1. Holly Fischer/Stephanie Yakoff (HAV) def. Raphaelle Lacasse/Isa Adrover Gallego (NEB) 6-3
2. Anfisa Danilchenko/Ana Zamburek (NEB) def. Iveta Daujotaite/Angel You (HAV) 6-0
3. Natalie Block/Sany Gawande (HAV) def. Maja Pietrowicz/Lucy Loy (NEB) 7-6 (7-4) 

Match Notes:
Harvard 4-1
Nebraska 2-1
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (4,1,3,2,5)