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The Crimson (10-6, 2-2 Ivy) lost to Princeton, 5-2, and beat Penn, 4-3, to split their matches on the weekend and stay at .500 in the Ivy League as the season comes to a close.
Early in the Harvard women’s tennis team’s meeting with Cornell on Saturday afternoon, the two doubles matches on courts three and four seemed strikingly similar.
The Crimson took down No. 24 Houston (15-4) in a nailbiter of a match, notching a 4-3 victory. It was the team’s fourth win over a ranked team this season.
Before returning home from its spring break trip to California, the Harvard women’s tennis team underwent one final tune-up Saturday afternoon.
Coming off a three-week break from action, the No. 37 Crimson split the first two matches of the trip, defeating Cal State Northridge but falling to San Diego State.
After losing the doubles point and two quick singles matches, the Crimson was just one point away from a loss, on the road, against a top-15 opponent. But Harvard fought back to take a stunning upset of Clemson.
In a contest closer than the score might indicate, Harvard fell to Boston College, 5-2, but bounced back on Sunday to take down Rhode Island in a 6-1 victory.
The Harvard women’s tennis team continued to roll this weekend, as the Crimson pushed its home win streak to five matches with victories over Boston University and Syracuse. The win over the Orange also marked the 100th victory in head coach Traci Green’s career.
After kicking off the season over a thousand miles away in Gainesville, FL last weekend, the Harvard women’s tennis team returned home Saturday to play its official home opener against UMass, winning 7-0.
In its first matches in the spring dual season, the Harvard women’s tennis team split the weekend at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. The Crimson knocked off Missouri but faltered in the championship match against Florida.
Coming into the weekend, the Harvard women’s tennis team knew it would be tested against top-tier opponents at the Indiana University Winter Invite.
With a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Brown sophomore Ammu Mandalap on Sunday afternoon, Harvard captain Hannah Morrill finished her Harvard Invitational with an unblemished record. Not only did the senior earn three wins in singles play on the weekend, she also partnered with freshman Monica Lin with the duo winning all three of their doubles matches on the weekend.
Strong performances from freshmen Monica Lin and Spencer Liang, as well as from sophomore Amy He led the Crimson squad, but the weekend would belong to Columbia, as Lions’ players won both the singles and doubles tournament.
On Sept. 20, freshmen on the Harvard women’s tennis team played their first competitive collegiate matches at the Tribe Invitational at William & Mary. This past weekend, with just under a month of experience, they proved that they could compete just as well as their more seasoned teammates at the Billie Jean King Invitational in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
Monica Lin and Liang started the tournament with a signature victory for Harvard, winning, 8-6, over the fifth seed, juniors Giuliana Olmos and Zoe Scandalis of USC.