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.
Coming off of a year marked by a 3rd-place finish in the Ivy League, the Harvard women’s tennis team opened the fall season this weekend at the 21st William & Mary Tribe Invitational with the addition of freshmen players Danielle Mirda, Monica Lin, Spencer Liang and June Lee.
Bolstered by young talent, the women's tennis team finished third in the Ivy League. The squad was the only team to beat conference champions Yale and finished the season with a four-match win streak.
Playing at the No. 1 spot for the Harvard women’s tennis team, co-captain Hideko Tachibana posted a winning record, finishing the season 10-8. Overall, the squad finished 13-6 thanks to a late-season surge.
With its 6-1 victory over Dartmouth (8-10, 1-6), the Harvard women’s tennis team (13-6, 5-2) wrapped up a late season run that was too little, too late for the team’s Ivy League championship hopes. Despite winning four in a row to close out the year—including a 5-2 home victory over then-no. 35 Yale—the team finished third in the Ivy League, doomed by two early season losses.
Four days after notching its biggest victory of the season, the Harvard women’s tennis team continued its winning ways with a 7-0 victory over Brown in Providence, R.I., Thursday. The team lost only two sets combined in singles and doubles play and put the match away early, taking the doubles point and then running through three singles matches before taking the remaining three matches.
Friday’s city-wide lockdown prompted seven Harvard varsity teams to postpone or withdraw from competition.
Freshman Amanda Lin was victorious at the No. 1 doubles spot with partner co-captain Hideko Tachibana as well as at No. 6 singles.
After having its match against Brown postponed to Thursday, the Crimson (11-6, 3-2 Ivy League) came out on Sunday and moved within a game and a half of the league leaders (16-3, 5-1) with a 5-2 victory. With the win, Harvard snapped a two-game losing streak against the Bulldogs.
Freshman Hai-Li Kong, above, has been part of a dominant freshman class for the Crimson this season. Kong, who usually competes at line four, is 16-5 overall in singles play and went undefeated over the weekend, not dropping a set on her own or with doubles partner junior Hannah Morrill.
After losing a close, 4-3, decision to Princeton (11-6, 2-2 Ivy) on Saturday, the Harvard women’s tennis team (10-6, 2-2) rebounded with a dramatic 4-3 win over Penn (10-6, 2-2) on Sunday that went down to a final third-set tiebreaker.
After falling at the last possible moment Friday against Columbia (10-4, 3-0 Ivy), the Harvard women’s tennis team (9-5, 1-1) bounced back with a 6-1 victory over Cornell (12-2, 1-2). Now healthy, the Crimson began April the way it ended March, when it won four of five matches to close out the month.