Women's Tennis Opens Ivy League Schedule at Dartmouth on Saturday

Women's Tennis Opens Ivy League Schedule at Dartmouth on Saturday

Last Meeting

Harvard vs. Dartmouth
March 31, 2018
2 p.m.
Boss Tennis Center | Hanover, N.H.
Harvard leads, 32-12
W, 4-3 (April 2, 2017)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming off back-to-back wins, Harvard women's tennis (8-8, 0-0 Ivy) enters Ivy League schedule against Dartmouth (7-8, 0-0 Ivy) on Saturday March 31 at 2 p.m.  

Last Time Out
The Crimson climbed back to .500 on the season following a 6-1 win over Quinnipiac on Sunday afternoon. Junior Erica Oosterhout and sophomore Natasha Gonzalez picked up their 12th win as doubles partners with a 6-3 win in second doubles as Harvard claimed the doubles point. Gonzalez won three straight games in the second set of fourth singles to defeat the Bobcats' Layla Rodriguez in two sets, 6-3, 7-5.

Full Recap: Women's Tennis Picks Up A Win Over Quinnipiac Heading Into Ivy League Action

Scouting Harvard
Harvard (8-8, 0-0 Ivy) has amassed a 122-65 singles record and a 54-35 mark in doubles in 2017-2018. Freshman Neha Gupta leads the Crimson with a 18-6 singles record, while junior Erica Oosterhout is not far behind, compiling 16 singles victories. Oosterhout and doubles partner, sophomore Natasha Gonzalez are tied with senior Annika Ringblom and freshman Anna Li with 12 doubles wins. 

Why Harvard? – Isabel Jasper 

Scouting Dartmouth
Dartmouth (7-8, 0-0 Ivy) enters Ivy League play on a three-game skid, following west coast losses to Fresno State, Pepperdine, and Long Beach State. The Big Green has compiled a 92-85 singles record to go along with a 45-55 doubles mark this season. Kristina Mathis leads Dartmouth with 17-11 record in singles, including a 6-5 mark from the top of the Big Green lineup.

Series vs. Dartmouth
Harvard leads the series against Dartmouth, 32-12. The Crimson snapped a three-game skid against the Big Green following a 4-3 win last April.

In the Rankings
Junior Erica Oosterhout, who climbed as high as No. 40 in the Oracle/ITA singles rankings, is currently sitting at No. 117 in the latest rankings. Compiling an 16-3 singles record and an 13-7 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 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 opens its home Ivy League slate of games on Friday April 6th at 2 p.m.