ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

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Yale, No. 65 Brown Up Next For Women’s Tennis

Kallenberg leads the Crimson with a 19-5 singles record (Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With three matches remaining in the regular season, Harvard plays host to Yale at the Beren Tennis Center on Friday, April 17 at 2 p.m. before traveling to No. 65 Brown for a noon contest Sunday, April 19.

Last Time Out
Looking to rebound after falling on Saturday to Penn, then-No. 63 Harvard succumbed to a late surge by then-No. 53 Princeton in singles play, falling 5-2.

Harvard gained its only singles victory from the racquet of Annika Ringblom, 6-2, 6-3, from the second singles position. The win was Ringblom's 10th of the season, and she became the seventh student-athlete this year to break into double-digit wins.

The Crimson earned an early 1-0 lead over Princeton after winning the doubles point. Ringblom and Monica Lin topped Princeton's top duo at No. 1 doubles, 8-6, while June Lee and Amanda Lin earned an 8-5 victory from No. 3 doubles.

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.

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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 19 singles victories, though classmate Ellen Jang-Milsten is close behind with 16. Eight Harvard student-athletes sport a record of .500 or better. In doubles play, Monica Lin has combined with teammates for 19 wins, with Annika Ringblom in second with 16.

The Crimson student-athletes have combined for a 158-110 (.587) overall record, including a 111-77 mark in singles play and 47-37 record in doubles.

Singles Leaders

 

Doubles Leaders

 

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

19-5
16-12
14-13
13-8
13-6

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

19-11
16-10
13-9
13-6
11-14


Scouting Yale
Yale is 8-9 on the season, including a 2-2 mark in Ancient Eight competition. The Bulldogs come to Cambridge after topping Cornell, 4-3, in its last meeting.

Scouting No. 65 Brown
Brown is currently 9-8 on the year with a 2-2 record in Ivy League competition. The Bears have won two of its last three contests, defeating Penn, 5-2, and Columbia, 4-3.

Success at the Top
Through 16 dual matches, Harvard has posted its best records at the first and second singles positions. Nikki Kallenberg, June Lee, and Monica Lin have split time at No. 1 singles, recording a 9-7 (.562) record, while Kallenberg ,Lin, and Ringblom have gone 9-5 (.643) at No. 2 singles.

Home, Sweet Home
Harvard has excelled at home over the last three-plus seasons, posting a 29-10 record in dual matches. The Crimson is 4-2 at the Murr Center in 2015.

Spring Preview

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.

A Breath of Fresh Air
Harvard's three freshmen have adjusted well to collegiate tennis, combining for a 45-26 record in singles play and 32-34 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
April 14- N/A

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 79-72 overall record, including a 77-55 mark over the past six-plus seasons, and 30-23 mark in the Ancient Eight.

What's Next
Harvard concludes its season with Senior Day against Dartmouth at the Beren Tennis Center on April 25. Doubles action will begin at 2 p.m.

 

 

 

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS