CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Harvard women's tennis team celebrated its 2018-19 season at its annual banquet on Tuesday, April 30. Student-athletes, coaches, faculty and staff gathered at the Harvard Faculty Club to hand out awards and appoint captains for next season.
The team awarded four awards as part of the banquet. The Most Valuable Competitor Award was given to junior Natasha Gonzalez, who finished with a 19-8 overall singles record and a 20-9 doubles record, including a seven-match singles win streak to begin the spring season.
The athlete that earned the Most Improved Award was first-year Rachel Lim, who finished with a 16-15 overall record in singles play, while impressing with a 19-8 doubles record. After a tough start to the season, Lim added six-consecutive singles victories in the middle of the campaign. Lim also took home the Most Improved in Strength and Conditioning Award. Sophomore Anna Li rounded out the awards by earning the Most Outstanding in Strength and Conditioning Award.
Gonzalez and Lexi Milunovich, who will be seniors in the fall, will serve as the captains for the 2019-20 season.
Harvard finished its 2018-19 campaign in second place in the Ivy League. The team registered three All-Ivy honorees including senior Erica Oosterhout's first-team all-Ivy singles award, as well as unanimous first-team all-Ivy doubles selection in Gonzalez. Meanwhile, junior Jenna Friedel received second-team all-Ivy League accolades.
�� Another amazing season is officially in the books for Harvard Women's Tennis!— Harvard Women's Tennis (@HarvardWTennis) May 1, 2019
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