ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

Natasha Gonzalez
Natasha Gonzalez
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: St. John's School
Major: Philosophy

Sophomore • 2017-18
Finished second on the team with a 20-8 singles record, including 13-7 in duals ... Went 7-1 against Ivy opponents, including an unblemished 5-0 mark at sixth singles ... Closed out the regular season with a two-set, 6-3, 6-2, win over Penn's Nicole Berkman in sixth singles on April 22 ... Sealed Harvard's 4-3 win over Columbia with a comeback victory over Adi Milstein in sixth singles, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 on April 14 ... Defeated Quinnipiac's Layla Rodriguez in two sets, 6-3, 7-5, after trailing early on March 25 ... Earned a two-set, 6-4, 7-6 victory over Yale's Sunday Swett on Aprill 8 after defeating Brown's Juliana Simon two days earlier in three sets, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 on April 6 ... Posted a 19-9 doubles record, including a 16-6 mark alongside Erica Oosterhout ... Went 8-3 in second doubles, 2-0 in first doubles with Oosterhout ... Posted a 7-1 singles mark, and a 7-4 doubles record in the fall season... Competed alongside Erica Oosterhout in the Riviera/ITA All-American Qualifiers (Sept. 30-Oct. 3)...Registered a a 6-2 doubles mark with Oosterhout in the fall... Won her first six singles match of the fall... Was one of two players to post an unblemished 3-0 record at the Harvard Fall Classic in both singles and doubles (Sept. 22-24), following wins against Connecticut (Sept. 22), Air Force (Sept. 23), and Delaware (Sept. 24) ... Two-time COOP Athlete of the Week. 

Freshman • 2016-17
Closed out the regular season against Gaby Pollner of Princeton ... Faced Opala Dhingra of Yale in the sixth position on APril 9, winning 6-4, 6-2 ... Saw action against Brown's Taylor Cosme in the sixth position on April 7 ...  Registered three consecutive wins (March 18 - April 2), including 6-4, 6-2 decision against Lauren Goodman of #41 William & Mary ... Recorded a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 victory against Katie Marvin of Providence ... Recorded a 6-0, 6-3 win in singles on March 4 against Ryan Brown of Bryant ... Saw action Cornell's Ananya Dua during the ECAC Championships, winning 6-1, 6-2 ... Faced Jackie Urbinati of Boston College on Feb. 4, besting Urbinati 6-1 , 6-3 in the sixth position, while also adding a doubles victory with Irene Lu against Rhode Island on Feb. 5  ... Saw action at the No. 5 slot against DePaul on Jan. 22 ... Competed at the No. 5 position against Northwestern on Jan. 21 ... Secured three doubles victories at the Harvard Invitational: 6-1 against Syracuse, 6-3 versus Pitt and 6-1 against Boston University ... Added two victories in singles at the Harvard Invitational, Gonzalez won (6-2, 7-[3]) against Nicole Mitchell of Syracuse and earned a 6-0, 6-1 win against Madison Craft of BU ... Tallied two wins in doubles at the ITA Regionals, unable to advance pas Anna Woosley of UMass in singles ... Battled UMass' Ana Yrazusta at the Bulldog Invitational and won, 5-0, def ... Also tallied a doubles point with Isabel Jasper against Stony Brook's Ester Chikvashvili and Ana Carrion, 6-4 ... Voted COOP Student-Athlete of the Week (Sept. 20) ... Battled against three tough opponents at the Harvard Fall Classic, secured a 6-0, 6-4 win against Boston University and a doubles win with June Lee , 6-2 … At the ITA Grass Court Invitational, Gonzalez made her mark for the Crimson, earning first place in the Lindsay Davenport Flight ... Finished day three of the ITA Grass Court Invitational with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep, defeating Cal's Mayer in the finals.

BeforeHarvard:
Tennis letter winner in sophomore, junior and senior seasons at St. John’s School in River Oaks, Houston, TX… Captained junior and senior seasons … Named team MVP in sophomore, junior and senior seasons … Southwest Preparatory Conference All-Conference sophomore, junior and senior seasons … USTA top-10 ranking in Texas in G12, G14, G16 … USTA National Wildcard Playoff Tournament Sportsmanship Award 2016; Zina Garrison Girls 16 Sportsmanship Award as voted by peers in 2015; Nancy Jeffett Sportsmanship Award 2010 and 2014 … Led St. John’s School to second-place finish at the SPC tournament, the best result since ’09 … National Merit Scholarship Finalist, AP National Scholar and member of the Cum Laude Society … National Scholastic Gold Key Winner for essay writing… National Young Arts Merit winner for photography … Elected to Student Affairs Council and appointed to Houston Mayor’s Advisory Council … Three-time President’s Service Award winner … President of the Hispanic Affinity Group … Peter Smith ’82, uncle, played varsity tennis, Erika Smith ’85, aunt, played varsity tennis and was All-Ivy … Natalya, mother, Yale class of 1981, captain and two-time Ivy champion in 1980 and 1981 … Javier Gonzalez ’80, father, captained the freshman team … Xavier Gonzalez ’18, brother, currently plays varsity tennis.


ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS