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No. 63 Women’s Tennis Welcomes Penn and No. 53 Princeton

No. 63 Women’s Tennis Welcomes Penn and No. 53 Princeton

Kallenberg leads the Crimson with a 19-5 singles record (Zack Williamson).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A week after starting Ivy League competition, No. 63 Harvard women's tennis looks to rebound against Penn and Princeton April 11-12 at the Murr Center. Both matches can be seen on the Ivy League Digital Network at 12 p.m.

Last Time Out
In its second Ancient Eight match of the weekend, Harvard dropped a contest to Columbia, 5-2.  The Crimson fell to 0-2 in conference play with the decision.

Nikki Kallenberg picked up a come-from-behind win from the top singles position in three sets over Columbia's Kanika Vaidya, 1-6, 7-6 (0), 6-4. The win was her sixth in her last seven outings. Amanda Lin earned a straight-set victory over Vivian Cheng, winning 6-1, 6-4.  The victory was her 12th of the season.

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.

Follow the Harvard women's tennis team on Twitter and Instagram.

#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 19 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 18 wins, with Annika Ringblom in second with 15.

The Crimson student-athletes have combined for a 152-102 (.598) overall record, including a 108-68 mark in singles play and 44-34 record in doubles.

Singles Leaders

 

Doubles Leaders

 

Nikki Kallenberg
Ellen Jang-Milsten
Monica Lin
June Lee
Amanda Lin

19-5
15-11
14-11
13-6
12-5

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

18-10
15-9
13-9
11-6
11-12


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.

Success at the Top
Through 14 dual matches, Harvard has posted its best records at the first and second singles positions. Nikki Kallenberg and June Lee have split time at No. 1 singles, recording a 9-5 (.643) record, while Kallenberg and Monica Lin have gone 8-4 (.667) at No. 2 singles.

Scouting Penn
Penn, like Harvard, enters the weekend with a 7-7 overall record. The Quakers are winless in Ivy League play at 0-3, falling to Princeton, Yale and Brown. Kana Daniel leads the team with 14 singles victories, while Sol Eskenazi has tallied five wins from the top singles position.

Scouting Princeton
Princeton is 9-7 on the season, and is currently leading the Ancient Eight at 3-0. The Tigers have toppled Penn, Brown and Yale in 2015, and enter the weekend ranked No. 53 by the ITA. No. 119 Lindsey Graff leads Princeton with a 16-6 overall record, and has combined with Alanna Wolff for a 7-3 mark at the top doubles slot.

Home, Sweet Home
Harvard has excelled at home over the last three-plus seasons, posting a 29-8 record in dual matches. The Crimson is 4-0 at the Murr Center in 2015.

A Breath of Fresh Air
Harvard's three freshmen have adjusted well to collegiate tennis, combining for a 43-24 record in singles play and 31-31 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
March 3- No. 36
March 10- No. 38
March 17- No. 40
March 24- No. 48
March 30- No. 54
April 7- No. 63

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 79-70 overall record, including a 77-53 mark over the past six-plus seasons, and 30-21 mark in the Ancient Eight.

What's Next
The Crimson remains at home for a Friday, April 17 contest at home with Yale before traveling to Brown on Sunday, April 19 for a noon clash.

 

 

 

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