Harvard at Princeton
Harvard at Penn
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – It will be a dual for the 2018 Ivy League crown this weekend as Harvard women's tennis (13-8, 5-0 Ivy) battles Princeton (17-3, 5-0 Ivy) on Saturday, April 21 before traveling to Penn (9-11, 2-3 Ivy) on Sunday, April 22.
Last Time Out
The Crimson is coming off back-to-back Ivy League wins against Columbia and Cornell last weekend. Against the Big Red, senior Annika Ringblom earned a two-set, 7-6, 6-1 win in fourth singles after pairing with freshman Anna Li to pick up the 6-1 win in first doubles. The previous day against Columbia, sophomore Natasha Gonzalez sealed the 4-3 win with a three-set victory in sixth singles.
Harvard (13-8, 5-0 Ivy) has amassed a 145-72 singles record and a 62-42 mark in doubles in 2017-2018. Junior Erica Oosterhout leads the Crimson with a 20-4 record, including an 11-3 mark in first singles, while doubles partner, sophomore Natasha Gonzalez has compiled 18 singles wins. As a doubles team, Oosterhout and Gonzalez lead Harvard with a 15-6 record, while senior Annika Ringblom and freshman Anna Li have registered a 14-9 mark.
Princeton (17-3, 5-0 Ivy) also enters the match with an unblemished 5-0 Ivy League mark. Stephanie Schrage leads the Tigers with a 21-11 record, including a 13-5 mark in second singles, while Katrine Steffensen is 13-3 in first singles and 20-11 overall. Schrage and doubles partner Nicole Kalhorn have compiled a 15-5 doubles record.
Penn (9-11, 2-3 Ivy) is coming off a convincing 6-1 road win at Yale on April 15. The Quakers took two of three doubles matches before taking four of the six singles matches. Ria Vaidya knocked off Yale's Valerie Shklover in second singles, 6-3, 6-1.
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 18-4 singles record and an 14-8 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.
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