Netwomen to Face Trinity in NCAAs

Winner Will Play Nationally-Ranked UCLA Bruins

The little national exposure Harvard received came because of its performance in the National Indoor tournament. In the tournament, the squad knocked off Wisconsin, 5-4, but dropped its next match to Georgia, the tournament's seventh seed.

"We would like to go down there and win a match to prove to them that we deserved to be there," Mulvehal said.

"I think we can do it, I think we can beat them," Harvard Co-Captain Cyndy Austrian said. "Our doubles teams have always been our strongest point."

Austrian is making her fourth straight appearance in the tourney.

During the National Indoor doubles tournament, Co-Captain Kristin Bland and Jamie Henikoff dropped a three-set decision to Trinity's Ann Hulbert and Jane Holden, the nation's fourth ranked team.


"We've improved since we last played them," Henikoff said. "If we play well, I think we can beat them."

In the other two doubles matches, the edge has to go to the Crimson. Amy DeLone and Dragomirescu have been solid all year, while Austrian and Mulvehal would be playing one at almost any other school.

The tournament will also bring to a close Austrian's fine four-year career at Harvard. The senior dropped only two Ivy individual matches during her four-year career. Harvard also won four Ivy championships and posted a 28-0 mark during her stint.

"It's a great feeling knowing that I've been on a top national team every year," Austrian said. "This year, we have the chance to win. I think we can beat them."

"I do know that Harvard has always been ranked in the top 25. To do that, they have to be pretty good. It will probably come down to doubles," Forster said.

And that's exactly what Harvard wants.


If the Crimson wins its first round match, the squad will face fourth-seeded UCLA, a team it has already played this year.

During spring break, the Crimson dropped a 7-2 decision to the Bruins. Those two individual victories showed the Crimson that it can compete with the top-ranked teams in the nation.