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No. 54 Women’s Tennis Opens Ivy Play with Cornell and Columbia

No. 54 Women’s Tennis Opens Ivy Play with Cornell and Columbia

Harvard has won all three home contests in 2015 (Zack Williamson).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 54 Harvard women's tennis team will kick off the Ivy League schedule April 3-4 on the road at Cornell and No. 65 Columbia. Both contests are slated to begin at 2 p.m.

Last Time Out
Returning home after playing its last two contests on the road, then-No. 48 Harvard picked up a victory in a rivalry match over Boston University, 4-3.

Harvard leapt out to an early lead after securing the doubles point. Freshmen Nikki Kallenberg and Ellen Jang-Milsten teamed up in the second position for a 6-1 triumph while June Lee and Amanda Lin scored a 6-4 victory from the third slot.

In singles play, Kallenberg recorded her fifth-consecutive win from the top position, 6-1, 6-2, while Annika Ringblom and Lin registered straight-set victories of their own. Ringblom totaled a 6-1, 6-4 triumph while Lin blanked her opponent, 6-0, 6-0.

Ivy League Digital Network
After an incredibly successful inaugural year that saw over 1,000 events streamed live, The Ivy League Digital Network has returned for 2014-15, providing fans with unprecedented coverage of the Ivy League. 

Multiple subscription options are available to fans including school-specific and league-wide passes. To learn more about the Ivy League Digital Network or to sign-up today, click here.

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 Nikki Kallenberg leads the team with 18 singles victories, though classmate Ellen Jang-Milsten is close behind with 15. 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 147-90 (.620) overall record, including a 104-60 mark in singles play and 43-30 record in doubles.

Singles Leaders

 

Doubles Leaders

 

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

18-4
15-9
13-6
13-10
12-9

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

17-9
14-8
13-9
11-5
11-10


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.

Scouting Cornell
Cornell is 7-5 on the season, and opened Ancient Eight play with a narrow 4-3 victory over Columbia. Jane Stewart leads the Big Red with a 9-1 record, and Dena Tanenbaum has compiled a 5-6 mark from the top singles position.

Scouting Columbia
Columbia is 8-6 overall, and 0-1 in Ivy League play after falling to Cornell on March 28. Kanika Vaidya leads the Lions with an 18-10 record, while Tina Jiang has accumulated an 8-6 mark from the top singles position.

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.

A Breath of Fresh Air
Harvard's three freshmen have adjusted well to collegiate tennis, combining for a 41-20 record in singles play and 30-26 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.

Spring Preview


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
March 3- No. 36
March 10- No. 38
March 17- No. 40
March 24- No. 48
March 30- No. 54

Meet the Sophomores


 

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 79-68 overall record, including a 77-51 mark over the past six-plus seasons, and 30-19 mark in the Ancient Eight.

What's Next
The Crimson returns home for a pair of Ivy contests with Penn and Princeton. Both matches will begin at noon, and can be seen on the Ivy League Digital Network.

 

 

 

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

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