HANOVER, N.H. – No. 44 Dartmouth women’s tennis will open Ivy League play this weekend, heading to Cambridge to face Harvard.The match was scheduled to be played on Saturday afternoon, but was pushed back a day due to the impending storm.
The Big Green have had a great start to their season with an overall record of 12-2. They recently returned from a four-match Spring Break trip in California, going 3-1 following wins against San Diego (4-3), San Diego State (5-2) and a first-ever victory over Long Beach State (4-3), before falling to No. 46 Denver (4-3). At No. 1 doubles, senior Taylor Ng and junior Kristina Mathis were a tough pair to crack, winning all but one of their matches.
The Crimson enter the weekend with a record of 12-6. After struggling at the beginning with four straight losses, they countered with four consecutive wins. Following a loss to Brown at the ECAC Indoor Championship, Harvard went on another streak, taking eight straight, but that was cut short just this past weekend with a 4-3 loss to No. 41 William & Mary.
In the regular season finale on April 23, 2016, Dartmouth defeated Harvard by a score of 5-2 at the Thompson Outdoor Courts to finish in second place in the league.
The Big Green will head to New Haven to face Yale on Friday, April 7. Two days later, Dartmouth will return home for the first time in over a month to host Brown, ending the former’s six-match road tilt.