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Women’s Tennis Finishes Road Trip at Maryland and George Washington

Women’s Tennis Finishes Road Trip at Maryland and George Washington

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 46 Harvard women's tennis team will hit the road for the second-consecutive weekend, traveling to No. 67 Maryland and George Washington Feb. 21-22. The contest with the Terrapins begins at noon, while the matchup with the Colonials is slated for 11 a.m.

Last Time Out
Harvard played a pair of matches in the Bay Area, taking on No. 10 Stanford and No. 5 California. The Crimson left without a win on the trip, falling to both teams, 7-0.

The Cardinal (5-0) got on the board early with the doubles point after posting victories from the first and third positions. The Crimson's (4-2) Monica Lin and Annika Ringblom could not get past No. 5 Taylor Davidson and Carol Zhao in the top spot, while Amy He and Nikki Kallenberg could not overcome an early deficit in the third position.

The Golden Bears got out to an early 1-0 lead after winning doubles matches from the top two positions. Competing in the No. 1 slot, Monica Lin and Annika Ringblom fell to No. 8 Maegan Manasse and Denise Starr, 8-2. Sylvia Li and Ellen Jang-Milsten, going up against the nation's No.16 tandem, lost 8-1.

Scouting No. 67 Maryland
Maryland sits at 3-4 overall, having played all of its matches away from College Park. The Terrapins have recorded victories over Georgia State, Stephen F. Austin and St. John's.

Scouting George Washington
The Colonials are currently 3-2 on the season, including a 2-1 at home. GW has posted victories over Morgan State, Towson and Navy, but fell to James Madison and Georgetown. Freshman Teodora Radosavljevic leads the squad with a 13-4 record, with Marie-Louise Decamps in second at 10-6.

Social Stream
Use the all new Social Stream on GoCrimson.com to stay connected with the Crimson on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube this year. The Social Stream brings the conversation from all four platforms into one convenient location, allowing fans of all Harvard Athletics teams to monitor the action in real time.

#LetsGoH
Playing in five tournaments during the fall, Harvard earned plenty of hardware. The Crimson won two of three flights at the Cissie Leary Invitational, all-four singles groups at the Billie Jean King Invite, and every division at the Harvard Invitational.

Overall in 2014-15, freshman Ellen Jang-Milsten leads the team with 14 singles victories, though sophomore June Lee and freshman Nikki Kallenberg are close behind with 13 apiece. All of Harvard's student-athletes sport a record above .500. In doubles play, Monica Lin has combined with teammates for 16 wins, with Annika Ringblom in second with 13.

The Crimson student-athletes have combined for a 127-72 (.638) overall record, including an 88-49 mark in singles play and 39-23 record in doubles.

Singles Leaders

 

Doubles Leaders

 

Ellen Jang-Milsten
Nikki Kallenberg
June Lee
Sylvia Li
Monica Lin

14-6
13-4
13-5
11-6
10-9

Monica Lin
Annika Ringblom
Sylvia Li
June Lee
Ellen Jang-Milsten

16-6
13-5
12-8
10-4
10-9


Tic-Tac-Toe
The Crimson won three-straight matches from Jan. 25-Feb. 8, with each coming at the racquet of a ranked opponent. First, Harvard knocked off No. 45 DePaul at the ITA Kickoff Weekend, and then proceeded to take down No. 60 Boston College and No. 70 North Texas. Freshmen Nikki Kallenberg and Annika Ringblom are both 3-0 in singles play during the streak, while Ringblom and Monica Lin have gone unbeaten playing doubles.

A Breath of Fresh Air
Harvard's three freshmen have adjusted well to collegiate tennis, combining for a 34-15 record in singles play and 27-19 when paired with a teammate. In the fall, Nikki Kallenberg won the A-division at the Billie Jean King Invitational, Ellen Jang-Milsten won the A-division at the Harvard Invitational, and Annika Ringblom paired with Monica Lin to win the doubles flight at the Cissie Leary Invitational.

Honors and Awards                      
COOP Athlete of the Week
Ellen Jang-Milsten (Sept. 8-14)
Nikki Kallenberg (Sept. 29-Oct. 5)
June Lee (Oct. 21-27)
Sylvia Li (Jan. 25-Feb. 1) 

Tournament Championship

Amy He

Singles 'C' Flight- Billie Jean King Invitational

Ellen Jang-Milsten

Singles 'B' Flight- Cissie Leary Invitational
Singles 'A' Flight- Harvard Invitational

Nikki Kallenberg

Singles 'A' Flight- Billie Jean King Invitational

June Lee

Singles 'B' Flight- Billie Jean King Invitational

Sylvia Li

Singles 'B' Flight- Harvard Invitational

Amanda Lin

Singles 'D' Flight- Billie Jean King Invitational

June Lee / Monica Lin

Doubles Flight- Harvard Invitational

Monica Lin / Annika Ringblom

Doubles Flight- Cissie Leary Invitational


In the Polls
Jan. 6- No. 52
Jan. 20- No. 50
Jan. 28- No. 49
Feb. 10- No. 46
Feb. 17- No. 46

On the Sidelines
Traci Green is in her eighth season at the helm for the Crimson. Under her guidance, Harvard won the program's 18th Ivy League title in 2009 with a 13-8 overall record and a 6-1 conference mark. Green owns a 77-66 overall record, including a 75-49 mark over the past six-plus seasons, and 30-19 mark in the Ancient Eight.

What's Next
The Crimson returns to the Murr Center for a 3:30 p.m. contest with Stony Brook on March 6. The matches can be seen live on the Ivy League Digital Network.

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