Women's Tennis Sends Four To ITA Regional Championships on Wednesday

Women's Tennis Sends Four To ITA Regional Championships on Wednesday

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's tennis team is sending four players to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Regional Championships at Penn beginning Wednesday Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. 

Senior Annika Ringblom, freshman Anna Li and sophomores Irene Lu, and Jenna Friedel will represent the Crimson in Philadelphia. Ringblom, Milunovich, Lu and Friedel will compete in singles, while Milunovich and Lu will compete in compete in doubles along with Ringblom and Li. 

Schedule of Play

Wednesday. Oct. 18
10 a.m. - Singles Draw
Ringblom vs. R. Hyland, Colgate
Friedel vs. T. Eftenoiu, FDU
Lu vs. L. Diamante, St. Francis (NY)
Doubles Draw
Li and Ringblom vs. Levine and Yang, Yale
Thursday, Oct. 19
9 a.m. - 2 doubles 1 singles (round of 128, all seeds get byes)
Friday, Oct. 20
9 a.m. - 2 singles 9AM start  (48 matches) round of 64 and round of 32
Saturday, Oct. 21
10 a.m. - 2 doubles 1 singles  round of 16 and quarterfinal (doubles) round of 16 singles. Singles first
Sunday, Oct. 22
10 a.m. - 1 doubles 2 singles  quarterfinals and semi singles, semi doubles singles first
Monday, Oct.23 
10 a.m. - 1 doubles 1 singles championship 

Last Time Out
Harvard is coming off the Harvard Fall Scramble where the Crimson continued to shine on the court. The Crimson doubles tandem of Milunovich and Lu improved to 4-2, following wins against Middlebury, Rhode Island and Seton Hall. Freshman Neha Gupta went 3-0 in singles to stay perfect, improving to 8-0 on the year.

Scouting Harvard
Gupta leads Harvard with an unblemished, 8-0 singles record, while junior Erica Oosterhout is not far behind at 7-1 in singles this fall. Harvard doubles team of Oosterhout and sophomore Natasha Gonzalez lead the Crimson with a 5-3 record with Milunovich and Lu not far behind at 4-2.

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), Lia Kiam (New York, N.Y./Nightengale-Bamford School) 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
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What's Next?
Harvard closes out its fall schedule on Nov. 3, hosting the three-day Harvard Invitational.