SPORTS BRIEF: Ko invited to participate in Women’s Tennis Championship in singles

Beier Ko of the Harvard women’s tennis team was invited Wednesday to the 2007 NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships in singles. No. 77 Ko earned the Ivy League’s automatic bid as the highest—and only—nationally ranked player in the conference.

Ko finished the spring season with a 19-4 record, primarily playing at the top singles spot for the Crimson. Ko took two weeks off in May to compete in New Zealand in the international Fed Cup, where she finished 3-2 playing in the top singles spot for Singapore.

Among the 16 seeded players in the singles field, Ko has played only No. 8 Megan Moulton-Levy of William and Mary, to whom she lost 6-4, 6-1.

“I’m going there with the intention to win the whole thing, obviously,” said Ko. “But I hope to make it through at least a couple rounds.”

The championships will be held May 23-28 at the University of Georgia.