Women's Tennis Hosts St. John's on Friday Night


Harvard vs. St. John's
Jan. 26, 2018
6:30 p.m.
Ivy League Network
Murr Tennis Courts

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Opening its home spring slate of matches, the Harvard women's tennis team hosts St. John's on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. The match will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.

Last Time Out
Harvard is coming off a three-match road series in Washington, D.C., which included a 7-0 shut-out win over Howard to begin the spring season. Senior Annika Ringblom went 2-1 in both singles and doubles, while sophomore Irene Lu also recorded a 2-1 singles mark with wins over Howard and George Washington.  

Scouting Harvard
Harvard is 78-37 in singles and 36-24 in doubles in 2017-2018. Freshman Neha Gupta leads the Crimson with a 13-1 singles mark, while sophomore Irene Lu has posted an 11-8 record. Doubles tandem, senior Annika Ringblom and freshman Anna Li have posted a 9-1 mark, while junior Erica Oosterhout and sophomore Natasha Gonzalez are 6-3 in doubles.

Scouting St. John's
St. John's begins its spring season on Friday after closing out the fall with 13 singles wins and five doubles wins at the Buffalo Indoor Invitational on Nov. 5. Freshman Kajsa Stegrell dominated singles play, winning all three of her matches. Jaide Collins and Zofia Stanisz each picked up a pair of singles wins against Rutgers and Binghamton.

In the Rankings
Lexi Milunovich climbed to No. 111 in the Oracle/ITA singles rankings (Jan. 4) last year. Milunovich finished the season with a 7-6 singles record, including a perfect 5-0 tour mark.

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 earned All-Academic Team honors with a 3.5 GPA or better.

Full ITA All-Academic Team Announcement

Meet the Freshman
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./Nightingale-Bamford) 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. 

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What's Next?
Harvard returns to the courts on Saturday, Feb. 3 hosting Boston University and Rhode Island, beginning at 10 a.m. The matches will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network .