On Super Bowl Sunday, the Harvard men’s and women’s tennis teams were far from focused on the primetime event later in the day. On their minds was the goal to rattle off more victories and keep the momentum going into later crucial matchups. And the focus paid off, as the Crimson teams dominated their competition in quick fashion.
Coming off two straight weekends of tournaments, both the men’s and women’s teams are looking to maintain their momentum after a hot start to the year. New and old faces on the team had their chance to hit the courts and see how their off-season training translated into in-season performance. And for many, the hard training paid off.
Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams both went 1-1 over the weekend, with both programs picking up wins versus the Big Red on Saturday before falling to the Lions on Sunday.
Senior Erica Oosterhout tracks a backhand at the baseline. Oosterhout is playing from the Crimson’s No. 1 singles position this year. She was a unanimous All-Ivy First Team selection in singles play last season, a feat that she will aim to match in her final season playing on the Murr Center courts.
Both men's and women's teams had strong performances this past weekend at the Big Green Invite and Harvard Fall Scramble, respectively.
Splitting up across the Ivy League, both of Harvard’s men and women’s tennis teams will be competing this weekend. The men’s team will be on the road for the Big Green Invite hosted by Dartmouth, and the women’s team will be playing at home, hosting the Harvard Fall Scramble.
Both the Harvard men’s and women’s tennis teams saw action this past week at the ITA Northeast Regionals, and both squads had impressive finishes to the tournament. Fellow Ivy League school Princeton hosted the men’s tournament, which welcomed players from schools all around the Northeast, while Yale hosted the women’s side. Both tournaments ran from Oct. 11-16.
The Harvard women’s tennis team demonstrated their dominance in the three-day Bulldog Invitational at Yale over the weekend. The team competed in the weekend's tournament against Dartmouth (Sunday), Boston College (Saturday), and Cornell (Friday). The Crimson steamrolled over all of its opponents over the weekend, winning all its matches.
The men’s team submitted a strong performance at the Chowder Fest tournament, while the women’s team traveled to the Dartmouth and Columbia Invitationals, finishing with winning records at both.