Women's Tennis Begins Spring Break Slate of Games in Southern California on Wednesday

The Crimson opens spring break with three games in southern California on Wednesday against Gonzaga at 1 p.m. (Gil Talbot).
The Crimson opens spring break with three games in southern California on Wednesday against Gonzaga at 1 p.m. (Gil Talbot).


Harvard Gonzaga
Mar. 14, 2018
1 p.m. EST
Matador Tennis Complex | Northridge, Calif.



Harvard vs. UC Santa Barbara
Mar. 16, 2018
2 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara |
Santa Barbara, Calif.



Harvard vs. Cal State-Northridge
Mar. 17, 2018
1 p.m.
Matador Tennis Complex | 
Northridge, Calif.

The Crimson opens spring break with three games in southern California on Wednesday against Gonzaga at 1 p.m. (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's tennis will be in action on the west coast over spring break with three matches at Cal State – Northridge and UC Santa Barbara.  

Last Time Out
The Crimson is coming off a pair of non-conference, 7-0 victories over Marist and Providence. Senior Annika Ringblom and freshman Anna Li earned their 10th win as doubles partners, knocking of Marist's Chloe Lant and Sophia Moeller in first doubles, 6-2. Doubles tandem junior Erica Oosterhout and sophomore Natasha Gonzalez kept paced, picking up a 6-0 win over Providence in second doubles. Oosterhout improved to 7-1 in her last nine singles matches after blanking Marist's Chloe Lant in two sets (6-0, 6-0), and defeating Providence's Risa Takenaka, 6-0, 6-3.

Scouting Harvard
Harvard (6-7, 0-0 Ivy) is 111-59 in singles and 50-33 in doubles in 2017-2018. Freshman Freshman Neha Gupta leads the Crimson with a 17-5 singles mark, while juniors Erica Oosterhout and sophomore Natasha Gonzalez each have 14 singles wins, and are 10-5 together in doubles. In their last 10 matches, the pair is 7-3 in doubles. Senior Annika Ringblom and freshman Anna Li are also 10-5 as doubles partners.

Why Harvard? – Isabel Jasper 

Scouting Gonzaga
Gonzaga (8-4) has compiled a 102-42 singles record and 45-20 mark in doubles. Junior Domonique Garley leads the Bulldogs with a 17-4 singles mark, while classmate Sophie Whittle is 13-5 in singles, including a 7-3 mark in first singles. Whittle and doubles teammate, Graciela Rosas are 8-2 in their last 10 doubles matches as they compiled a 10-3 doubles record. 

Scouting UC Santa Barbara
Compiling a 102-84 singles record and a 62-44 mark in double, UC Santa Barbara (6-9) is coming off a 4-3 loss against Loyola Marymount. Junior Stephanie Yamada sealed the one-point victory over the Lions with a three-set, comeback victory over Camila Tumosa in sixth singles (4-6, 7-5, 10-8). Jaimee Gilbertson leads the Gauchos with a 19-12 singles record, including a 13-8 mark in dual matches.

Scouting Cal State-Northridge
Cal State-Northridge (2-4, 1-1 Big West) is coming off a 5-2 win over Youngstown State.  Skyla Alcon and Monika Van de Vondel opened with a 6-2 win in first singles, while Alicia Dinkelmeyer and Mari Taslagyan took second doubles, 6-3. Van de Vondel led the way in singles picking up a two-set, 6-3, 6-0 win over Youngstown State's Sofia Macias.  

In the Rankings
Junior Erica Oosterhout, who climbed as high as No. 40 in the Oracle/ITA singles rankings, is currently sitting at No. 77 in the latest rankings. Compiling an 14-2 singles record and an 11-6 doubles mark, she defeated nationally-ranked, St. John's Jessica Livianu earlier in the season, and she took Syracuse's No. 18 Gabriela Knutson to a first-set, tie breaker before falling in two sets 7-6, 6-1.

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. 

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 hosts Quinnipiac on March 25 at 2 p.m. The match will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.