Women’s Tennis Sends Three to Compete at ITA Regionals

Mihaela Marculescu strikes a ball during the 2019 Harvard Fall Classic
Mihaela Marculescu strikes a ball during the 2019 Harvard Fall Classic. (Photo Courtesy/Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard Women's Tennis will return to the court on Thursday when three players compete at the ITA Regional Championships. First-year Mihaela Marculescu, senior Natasha Gonzalez and sophomore Rachel Lim will represent the Crimson at the tournament.

The regional draws will be played over a six-day span starting on Oct. 17 and concluding Oct. 22. The Crimson has had success in the past at this tournament. Just last year, Jenna Friedel advanced to the singles semi-finals and in 2017, Anna Li and her doubles partner, Annika Ringblom, advanced to the final four.

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What To Know

  • Mihaela Marculescu carries a 5-1 fall record into the weekend after two fall tournaments.
  • Rachel Lim has also had a great fall season and sits at 4-1 going into the ITAs .
  • Both Gonzalez and Lim competed at regionals a year ago, posting wins in singles matches and as a doubles pairing.
  • Harvard Women's Tennis has had a player advance to the round of four in each of the past two regional tournaments.

Leading The Way
Traci Green, the Sheila Kelly Palandjian Head Coach for Harvard Women's Tennis, is in 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 season ago. Currently at 140 wins in her career, Green has the second-most wins in team history for a head coach.

Up Next 
The Crimson has two weeks to prepare for its final fall tune-up at the Harvard Invitational. Student-athletes from Georgetown, BU, Syracuse and Cornell will travel to Cambridge to compete in a scramble-style tournament.