Women's Tennis Returns to the Courts Friday at the Yale Bulldog Invitational

Women's Tennis Returns to the Courts Friday at the Yale Bulldog Invitational

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's tennis team returns to the courts on Friday, Oct. 6 for the three-day Yale Bulldog Invitational in New Haven, Conn.

Amongst the teams competing are Boston College, Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Dartmouth and UMass.


Friday, Oct. 6
10 a.m. – Harvard vs. Brown

Saturday, Oct. 7
10 a.m. – Harvard vs. Dartmouth 

Sunday, Oct. 8
12 p.m. – Harvard vs. UMass.

Last Time Out
Junior Erica Oosterhout and sophomore Natasha Gonzalez are coming off the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships in Malibu, Calif. The Crimson pair competed in the qualifying doubles while Oosterhout also participated in pre-qualifying single and advanced to the final match on Sunday afternoon.

Scouting Harvard
Oosterhout leads Harvard with a 5-1 singles record, including a perfect 3-0 record in the Harvard Fall Classic to open the year. Gonzalez is not far behind her doubles partner, posting a 3-0 singles record while the pair is 3-2 in doubles. As a team, the Crimson is 10-6 in doubles and 18-10 in singles.

Scouting Brown
The Bears are coming off the Brown Invitational (Sept. 22-24) where they went 22-11 against UMass, Rutgers and Stony Brook. On day three, Brown was nearly perfect against Stony Brook, picking up the 8-1 win.

Scouting Dartmouth
The Big Green is coming of the 2017 ITA/Oracle Masters on Sept. 24. Senior Kristina Mathis won the consolation singles title defeating Denver's Julia O'Loughlin in three sets, 6-7, 7-6, 6-2.

Scouting UMass
The Minutemen are coming off the Brown Invitational (Sept. 22-24). Ana Yrazusta led the way with a victory in first singles over Rutgers' Mingxiu Du, 6-2, 6-4, after pairing with Laura Moreno to take second doubles, 6-3.

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 LuLexi MilunovichAnnika Ringblom and Sabrina Xiong earned All-Academic Team honors with a 3.5 GPA or better.

Full ITA All-Academic Team Announcement

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).

Full Women's Tennis Class of 2021 Announcement          

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
The Ivy League Network returns for a fifth season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring a live score bug and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight.

Multiple subscription options are available to fans, including school-specific and league-wide passes. To learn more about the Ivy League Network or to sign-up today, click here, or download the Ivy League Network app!

What's Next?
Harvard returns to the courts hosting the Harvard Fall Scramble on Oct. 13 through Oct. 15 at Beren Tennis Center.