In its first home matches of the fall season, the Harvard women’s tennis team faced three competitors: Boston University, Boston College, and Ivy League rival Yale. After claiming a close victory in the first match of the weekend against the Terriers on Friday at the Beren Tennis Center, the Crimson was unable to best either of its weekend opponents, resulting in a 1-2 weekend performance.
Returning six members from last year’s No. 55 ranked squad, the Harvard women’s tennis team began the 2016-2017 campaign with decent performances across the board against the likes of the University of California Berkeley, Oklahoma State, and Georgia Tech.
After recovering from a loss on Saturday to Penn (7-5, 2-2 Ivy League), the No. 63 Harvard women’s tennis team (11-9, 1-3) came back with a thrilling win against No. 61 Princeton, 4-3.
Despite a five-match winning streak that spanned spring break, the Harvard women’s tennis team (10-8, 0-2 Ivy) fell to Cornell (12-7, 1-2 Ivy) and Columbia (13-4, 3-0 Ivy) this past weekend at home. Its recent success in California over the break included victories against multiple non-Ivy teams—Providence, Rhode Island, Loyola Marymount, UCSB, and Fresno State. However, the Crimson was unable to carry the momentum home for its first two Ancient Eight matches.
The Harvard women’s tennis team ended its spring break in Los Angeles with a win over a ranked opponent to cap off an impressive run. The Crimson swept its three games this weekend to remain undefeated in March, extending its win streak to five games.
The Harvard Women’s tennis team dropped both matches this weekend against William and Mary and Old Dominion. After last weekend’s sweep of BU, Maryland, and Marist, the Crimson stumbled to two loses in two days down in Virginia: 5-2 against the Tribe, and 4-2 against the Blue.
Four members of the Harvard women’s tennis team traveled to Dartmouth for the three-day Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Northeast Regional Championships this weekend. Two Crimson players picked up victories, with sophomore Nikki Kallenberg leading the way with three.
Following a weekend off, the Harvard women’s tennis team traveled to New Haven for the three-day Bulldog Invite in the team’s first trip to Yale since last fall’s Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Regional Championships.