Harvard vs. Quinnipiac
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's tennis returns to the Murr Center Tennis Courts this weekend with its final non-conference match before the Ivy League schedule commences hosting Quinnipiac on Sunday March 25 at 2 p.m. The match will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.
Last Time Out
The Crimson is coming off a 1-1 week over spring break, following a 4-2 win over Cal State-Northridge on Saturday afternoon. Junior Erica Oosterhout and sophomore Natasha Gonzalez picked up their 11th victory together with a 6-2 win in second doubles, while senior Annika Ringblom and freshman Anna Li kept pace with a win in first doubles. Freshman Jenna Moustafa sealed the win with a three-set win in fifth singles.
Harvard (7-8, 0-0 Ivy) is 117-64 in singles and 53-35 in doubles in 2017-18. Freshman Neha Gupta leads the Crimson with a 17-6 singles mark, while junior Erica Oosterhout is 15-3 in singles, including 6-2 from the top spot of the lineup. Oosterhout and sophomore Natasha Gonzalez lead the Crimson with an 11-5 mark in doubles, including a 5-2 record in second doubles. Senior Annika Ringblom and freshman Anna Li also have tallied 11 wins as a doubles partners.
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Quinnipiac (7-5, 2-0 MAAC) is 81-69 in singles and 30-32 in doubles this season. Junior Proyfon Lohaphaisan leads the Bobcats with 13-7 record in singles, while classmate Jennifer Lu is 12-10 in singles. Lu and doubles partner, sophomore Layla Rodriguez have recorded nine of the Bobcats' 30 doubles victories.
Series vs. Quinnipiac
This is the first meetingbetween Harvard and Quinnipiac.
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 15-3 singles record and an 12-7 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 Lu, Lexi Milunovich, Annika Ringblom and Sabrina earned All-Academic Team honors with a 3.5 GPA or better.
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).
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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Harvard opens its Ivy League slate of games next weekend against Dartmouth on March 31 at 2 p.m.