Women’s Tennis Announces Spring Schedule

Photo Courtesy: Gil Talbot
Photo Courtesy: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.– After a strong fall season, the Harvard women's tennis team has released its 2019 spring season, which includes 15 home matches. 

The team will start its season with a six-game homestand, beginning with Rhode Island on Jan. 20. Harvard then takes on Miami of Ohio on Jan. 25, followed by a Sunday doubleheader with Fordham in the morning and Marist in the afternoon. The Crimson will close out the homestand with Boston College on Feb. 1 and Massachusetts on Feb. 3. 

Harvard will hit the road for the first time when it competes in the ECAC Tournament at Yale on Feb. 8-10. The team will travel again the following weekend to battle against Syracuse on Feb. 17.

The team will have its second doubleheader on Feb. 23, featuring Boston University in the morning and Southern New Hampshire in the afternoon. They will then have some time off before playing host to St. John's on Mar. 10. The homestand is followed by a trip to New Orleans to face Southern University on Mar. 19 and Tulane on Mar. 21. 

The Crimson return home with two a two-match weekend against Quinnipiac on Mar. 23 and Memphis on Mar. 24. It will then begin Ivy League play with a home contest against Dartmouth on Mar. 30. 

Ivy play continues for Harvard with home clashes against Penn on Apr. 6 and Princeton on Apr. 7, followed by rival Yale on Apr. 12.

The squad will close its regular season with three conference matches on the road, starting with Brown on Apr. 14, Cornell on Apr. 20 and Columbia on Apr. 21. 

The NCAA first and second rounds will be on May 10-11, with the following weekend being the start of the NCAA Finals at the University of Central Florida. 

All home matches played indoors will be broadcast on ESPN+. 

Harvard finished 14-9 last season, including a strong finish, winning eight of their last nine matches. Both All-Ivy League first team members Erica Oosterhout and Jenna Friedel return, along with a strong class off four freshmen joining the mix.