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No. 36 Women’s Tennis Returns Home to Face Stony Brook

No. 36 Women’s Tennis Returns Home to Face Stony Brook

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 36 Harvard women's tennis team will take on its first opponent at the Murr Center in nearly a month as the team welcomes Stony Brook on March 6 at 4 p.m. The matchup will be the first between the two schools in program history.

Last Time Out
Harvard swept George Washington, 4-0, moving to 5-4 on the season with the win.

The Crimson started the contest by earning the doubles point with wins from the first and third positions. Monica Lin and Ellen-Jang Milsten teamed up to win in the top slot, 8-1, while Sylvia Li and Amanda Lin earned an 8-3 win from No. 3.

In singles play, Nikki Kallenberg, Amanda Lin and Li each earned straight-set victories. In the top position, Kallenberg defeated George Washington's Radosavlejevic 6-2, 6-2, while Lin earned a 6-0, 6-1 decision at No. 5 and Li triumphed 6-3, 6-1 at No. 6.

Scouting Stony Brook
Stony Brook is undefeated at 5-0, with wins over Connecticut, Army, Seton Hall, Lehigh and Hartford. Kristina Vozniak leads the Seawolves with 11 victories, including two in a row from the top singles position.

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.

Parking Advisory
Harvard athletics has several home contests slated for March 6-8, and with many events occurring at the same time, fans should allow more time to arrive and park their vehicles in the appropriate Harvard parking areas.

Fans unable to park inside the Athletics Complex can park in the Harvard Business School parking areas accessible off of both North Harvard Street and Western Avenue.

More information on directions to the Harvard Athletics Complex is available here.

#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 Nikki Kallenberg leads the team with 15 singles victories, though freshman Ellen Jang-Milsten and sophomore June Lee are close behind with 14 and 13, respectively. All of Harvard's student-athletes sport a record of .500 or better. In doubles play, Monica Lin has combined with teammates for 17 wins, with Annika Ringblom in second with 14.

The Crimson student-athletes have combined for a 134-78 (.632) overall record, including a 93-53mark in singles play and 41-25 record in doubles.

Singles Leaders

 

Doubles Leaders

 

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

15-4
14-7
13-5
12-7
11-9

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

17-7
14-6
13-8
10-4
10-10


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 went a perfect 3-0 in singles play during the streak, while Ringblom and Monica Lin have gone unbeaten playing doubles.

Home, Sweet Home
Harvard has excelled at home over the last three-plus seasons, posting a 27-8 record in dual matches. The Crimson is 2-0 at the Murr Center in 2015.

A Breath of Fresh Air
Harvard's three freshmen have adjusted well to collegiate tennis, combining for a 36-17 record in singles play and 28-22 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
Feb. 24- No. 40
Mar. 3- No. 36

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 78-67 overall record, including a 76-50 mark over the past six-plus seasons, and 30-19 mark in the Ancient Eight.

What's Next
The Crimson is off until March 16-18, when it travels to Nevada for the Las Vegas Invitational. The tournament is an individual event.

 
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