Women’s Tennis Ready for Matchup With Massachusetts

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's tennis (2-1, 0-0 Ivy) will return to action on Super Bowl Sunday with an in-state showdown against Massachusetts-Amherst at the Murr Center Tennis Courts. The Crimson holds a 7-0 advantage in the all-time series with the Minutemen, including a 4-3 win last season. This will be Harvard's final contest before the ECAC Tournament next weekend.

Harvard rolls into the matchup after a dominant 7-0 win over the Fordham Rams last weekend. Meanwhile, UMass also comes into the contest with a 2-1 record and winners of its last two matches.

Harvard has put on strong performances on both the singles and doubles courts, posting a 14-4 and 7-2 record, respectively.

How To Follow
Live Scoreboard: https://gocrimson.com/sports/mten/scoreboard
Live Stream: ESPN3

What to Know:

  • Senior Jenna Friedel earned this past week's COOP Student Athlete of the Week award for her 2-0 effort.
  • Senior Natasha Gonzalez needs one more win to move into third place for wins in a career under The Sheila Kelly Palandjian Head Coach for Harvard Women's Tennis, Traci Green.
  • Rachel Eason and Sophia Ho both carry undefeated records of 3-0 into the matchup.
  • The doubles duo of Friedel and Eason posted two key victories for the Crimson a week ago, and hold a 2-0 record on the season.

Leading the Way
Traci Green, The Sheila Kelly Palandjian Head Coach for Harvard Women's Tennis, is in her 13th season at the helm for the Crimson. Green returns a veteran team that played a pivotal role in helping the Crimson to a 17-win season and a second-place finish in the Ivy League. Currently at 140 wins in her career, Green has the second most wins in team history for a head coach.

Next Up
The Crimson will compete in the ECAC Tournament starting next Friday, Feb. 7.