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A freshman, senior, and a pair of sophomores brought home hardware this weekend as the Harvard women’s tennis team ended its fall season with a bang.
The Harvard women’s tennis team, shown here in previous doubles action, sent six competitors to the ITA Regional Championships. Sophomore June Lee advanced into the semifinals of the singles division.
Harvard sent six players to the ITA Northeast Regionals, and sophomore June Lee won four matches in the New Haven tournament.
After experiencing some growing pains with a young squad, the future looks bright for the Harvard women’s tennis team.
The Harvard women's tennis team dropped a close 4-3 contest to Dartmouth in its final Ivy matchup of the season.
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.