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No. 38 Women’s Tennis Travels to Las Vegas for Tournament

No. 38 Women’s Tennis Travels to Las Vegas for Tournament

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 38 Harvard women's tennis team travels west to compete in the Las Vegas Invitational March 16-18. An individual event, Harvard will face Long Beach State and Indiana at the tournament.

Last Time Out
On an afternoon supporting breast cancer awareness, Harvard won its second contest in a row, topping Stony Brook 5-2. Harvard moved to 6-4 on the season with the victory.

The Crimson was led by five straight-set wins in singles play, including triumphs in each of the top four singles positions. Nikki Kallenberg earned a 6-4, 7-5 victory in the top position to earn her team-leading 16th win of the season. Monica Lin, Ellen Jang-Milsten, Amy He, and Amanda Lin each swept their opponents, as well.

The team showed resilience in the victory, as Stony Brook took an early lead after securing the doubles point. The Seawolves earned positive results from the second and third positions.

Social Stream
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#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 16 singles victories, though freshman Ellen Jang-Milsten and sophomore June Lee are close behind with 15 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 139-81 (.632) overall record, including a 98-54 mark in singles play and 41-27 record in doubles.

Singles Leaders

 

Doubles Leaders

 

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

16-4
15-7
13-5
12-8
12-9

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

17-7
14-6
13-9
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 28-8 record in dual matches. The Crimson is 3-0 at the Murr Center in 2015.

Season Preview

Season Preview: Women's Tennis
Mar 10, 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
Mar. 10- No. 38

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 takes on Long Beach State on the road March 21 at 11 a.m. EST. The match concludes the road trip for Harvard.

 

 

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

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