CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Erica Oosterhout and sophomore Natasha Gonzalez, of the Harvard women's tennis team, were selected to compete in the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, Calif. on Saturday Sept. 30.
Oosterhout and Gonzalez will compete in the qualifying doubles round while Oosterhout is also slotted for the prequalifying singles round. The pair is making its first appearance in the tournament.
To advance, a team must win three matches in the field of 32 doubles tandems. The 32-team field consists of two automatic doubles teams from each region, three at-large selections and four teams from the prequalifying tournament.
To advance, players must win three rounds in the field of 64. The 64-player field consists of two automatic regional representatives from each region, 28 at-large selections, and 10 freshmen/newcomers.
Last Time Out
The Crimson is coming off the Harvard Fall Classic where the team posted a 16-9 singles record and 10-4 doubles record. Oosterhout and Gonzalez was a perfect 3-0 as doubles partners against Air Force, Delaware and UConn. Additionally, the pair went 3-0 in their singles matches.
ITA All-Academic Team
Six members of the 2016-2017 Harvard women's tennis team was recognized by the International Tennis Association (ITA). Natasha Gonzalez, June Lee, Irene Lu, Lexi Milunovich, Annika Ringblom and Sabrina Xiong earned All-Academic Team honors with a 3.5 GPA or better.
Meet the Freshmen
The Harvard women's tennis class of 2021 includes Neha Gupta (Elk Grove, Calif./Cosumnes Oaks), Jenna Moustafa (Los Angeles, Calif./Harvard-Westlake) and Anna Li (Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny).
Leading the Way
Traci Green, the Sheila Kelly Palandjian Head Coach for Harvard women's tennis, enters her 11th season as the second winningest coach in Crimson women's tennis history with a 109-94 record. Last season she guided Harvard to a 17-8 overall record, including a 5-2 Ivy League record as well as picked up her 100th and 101st career victories in duals against Stony Brook and Providence.
Ivy League Network
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Harvard returns to the courts on Oct. 6 at the Yale Bulldog Invitational. The start time is yet to be announced.