Freshman Amanda Lin and the rest of her Harvard teammates will begin the 2013 spring season with nine consecutive home matches (Photo courtesy: Harvard Athletic Communications).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – As the Harvard women's tennis squad prepares to close out its fall season with the Harvard Fall Invite this weekend, the team officially announced its spring schedule for 2012-13 today, which includes 15 of its 20 matches at home.
The Crimson begins the year with nine straight home contests, starting just after the holiday break. Harvard kicks off the season Jan. 20 against Cleveland State before facing William and Mary Jan. 25 and Kansas State Jan. 27.
Harvard continues its homestand against Maryland Feb. 2 before Buffalo and Massachusetts head to Cambridge Feb. 9. After a two-week break, the Crimson will compete against cross-town rivals Boston College Feb. 23 and Boston University March 1.
The Crimson entertains Binghamton March 2 before finally hitting the road and making a trip to Florida two weeks later for a pair of mid-week battles at Stetson March 19 and South Florida March 20. Harvard heads back to Cambridge to finish off the month of March with matches against Farleigh Dickinson March 23 and Syracuse March 30.
The month of April will see Harvard play all seven of its Ivy League matches for the 20th consecutive year. The Crimson starts off on the road with Friday-Saturday matches at Cornell April 5 and Columbia April 6, before heading home to face Penn April 13 and Princeton April 14. The team then travels south to Providence to face Brown April 21 before returning to the Robert M. Beren '47 Tennis Center to wrap up the regular season against Yale April 21 and Dartmouth April 27.
Harvard finished its 2011-12 campaign with an 11-7 overall record and 4-3 mark in the Ivy League. The Crimson also finished with a 7-2 record at home in 2011-12. Senior co-captains Kristin Norton and Hideko Tachibana both finished 4-3 in singles in the Ivy League in 2011-12 and are coming off solid performances in the fall season.