The opponents that the Harvard women’s tennis team faced at last weekend’s ECAC Championships were familiar ones for the Crimson. Harvard was paired with Cornell and Brown in the two-day tournament held at the Murr Center. The Crimson split its matches, edging the Big Red on Saturday before falling to the Bears the next day.
Playing its first matches of 2017 at the Murr Center, the women's tennis team picked up its first three victories of the season, stymieing Boston College, Georgetown, and Rhode Island over the weekend. Captain June Lee, junior Annika Ringblom, and freshman Irene Lu all won three singles matches over the two days. For her performance, Lee is The Crimson’s Athlete of the Week.
The Crimson kicked off its spring season with an Illinois road trip against No. 26 Northwestern and DePaul, going 0-2 in the process.
Over multiple days at the Yale Bulldog Invite, this squadron of fresh faces competed against Brown, UMass Amherst, and Stony Brook, posting a 1-2 record in the event.
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.