Women’s Tennis to Host Harvard Fall Classic This Weekend

The Harvard fall classic will feature seven schools. The event will take place at the Beren Tennis Center from September 20-22
The Harvard fall classic will feature seven schools. The event will take place at the Beren Tennis Center from September 20-22

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's tennis will continue it's fall schedule this weekend with the Harvard Fall Classic. The Crimson is coming off a successful run at the Columbia Invitational, where it took home two tournament wins.

Harvard will welcome student-athletes from Boston College, Boston University, Brown, Buffalo, Dartmouth and Rhode Island to Cambridge for the invitational.

Schedule:
Friday, September 20
Morning Session: 11:00 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 2:45 p.m.

Saturday September 21
Morning Session: 9:30 a.m
Afternoon Session: 2:15 p.m.

Sunday, September 22
Morning Session: 9:00 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 1:45 p.m.

Where: The Beren Tennis Center, 65 N Harvard St, Boston, MA 02134
When: Sept. 20-22 – 11:00 (Fri.) / 9:30 (Sat.) / 9:00 (Sun.)
Follow: Twitter - @HarvardWTennis | Instagram - @HarvardWomensTennis

What to Know

  • First-year Mihaela Marculescu went 3-0 in singles play at the Columbia invitational, winning the Manhattan Draw.  
  • The duo of Jenna Freidel/Rachel Lim placed first in the Doubles A draw last weekend, outscoring opponents 18-10 in three matches.
  • The whole team is expected to play at least one match over the three-day tournament.
  • This will be the first meeting between Buffalo and Harvard. The Crimson is leading the all-time series versus all other teams in the tournament.
  • Seniors Lexi Milunovich and Natasha Gonzalez have been named the captains for the 2019-20 season.

Leading the Way
Traci Green, the Sheila Kelly Palandjian Head Coach for Harvard Women's Tennis, begins her 13th season at the helm of the Crimson. Green returns a veteran team that played a pivotal role in helping Harvard  to a 17-win season and a second-place finish in the Ivy League a year ago. Currently at 140 wins in her career, Green has the second most wins in team history for a head coach.

Next Up
The Crimson will have two weeks of practice before a pair of ITA events. The All-American Championship qualifiers will be held at the University of Tulsa from Oct. 5-8. The main draw will start Oct. 9th and run through the 13th. The ITA Regional Championships follow on Oct. 17-22 at Army, West Point.