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Women’s Tennis Hosts No. 31 Dartmouth for Senior Day

Women’s Tennis Hosts No. 31 Dartmouth for Senior Day

A pre-match ceremony will be held to honor the class of 2015 (Zack Williamson).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's tennis will host No. 31 Dartmouth on April 25 to conclude its regular season with Senior Day. Senior captain Sylvia Li will be honored in a pre-match ceremony with doubles bouts to follow at 2 p.m.

Last Time Out
After facing a 3-1 deficit midway through the match, Harvard had its rally cut short, falling to Brown 4-3.

The Crimson earned singles victories from Ellen Jang-Milsten, Amy He and Amanda Lin. Jang-Milsten topped Brown's Nikita Uberoi in straight sets at the fourth position, 6-3, 6-0, and He dropped the Bears' Maddie Stearns, 7-5, 6-4. Lin earned a three-set victory, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2.

He and Jang-Milsten continued their success in doubles, winning in the second slot, 8-5, but Brown picked up wins from the first and third pairs to take the doubles point.

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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Senior Send-off
To thank her for her dedication over the past four years, senior captain Sylvia Li will be honored with a pre-match ceremony prior to the doubles contests. Li has compiled 41 singles wins and 44 doubles victories in her career.

#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 18. Six Harvard student-athletes sport a record of .500 or better. In doubles play, Monica Lin has combined with teammates for 20 wins, with Annika Ringblom in second with 17.

The Crimson student-athletes have combined for a 166-123 (.574) overall record, including a 116-84 mark in singles play and 50-39 record in doubles.

Singles Leaders

 

Doubles Leaders

 

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

19-6
18-12
14-7
14-9
14-15

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

20-12
17-11
13-7
13-9
13-14


Scouting No. 31 Dartmouth
The Big Green is second in the Ivy League, boasting a 4-2 record in conference and 17-5 overall mark. No. 99 Taylor Ng is 36-6 on the season, including a 21-1 mark at No. 1 singles, while Kristina Mathis, Julia Schroeder and Akiko Okuda have all eclipsed the 20-win plateau.

Success at the Top
Through 18 dual matches, Harvard has posted .500 or better records at both the first and second singles positions. Nikki Kallenberg, June Lee, and Monica Lin have split time at No. 1 singles, recording a 9-9 (.500) record, while Kallenberg, Lin, and Ringblom have gone 9-7 (.562) at No. 2 singles.

Home, Sweet Home
Harvard has excelled at home over the last three-plus seasons, posting a 29-11 record in dual matches. The Crimson is 4-3 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 47-29 record in singles play and 35-35 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
April 21- 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 79-74 overall record, including a 77-57 mark over the past six-plus seasons, and 30-25 mark in the Ancient Eight.

 

 

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