Harvard Netmen Seek Title Share After Quakers Defeat Princeton
Inspired by Penn's upset victory over Princeton, Harvard's tennis team has a good chance to capture a share of the league title in the Eastern Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
With the tough matches behind them, the Crimson netmen can't afford to drop a contest if they hope to remain even with Penn and Princeton. All three teams have suffered one league loss this season.
Harvard coach Jack Barnaby views Navy and Yale as the chief remaining opponents. After entertaining a weak Columbia team today, Harvard will battle the midshipmen at home on Saturday. Yale will challenge the Crimson in New Haven on May 8.
"Yale is always unpredictable and Navy looks strong this season," Barnaby said. However the Harvard coach predicts that his team "will seize every opportunity to gain a share of the league title."
With the exception of top singles man John Levin, the entire Crimson squad has reached championship form.
After playing brillantly in early matches, Levin caught a cold just prior to the Princeton match and has not looked strong in the past couple of matches. Barnaby withdrew his star from doubles play against Brown earlier this week and plans to rest him whenever possible.
Rocky Jarvis and Terry Oxford have been unbeatable so far. Neither junior has dropped a singles match this season.
After a slow start, captain Jose Ganzales is finally beginning to roll. Opponents fall like flies, when the husky senior has his booming serve and overhead under control. Gonzales has also teamed with hockey star Kent Parrot to form a crack doubles combination. With Levin on the sidelines, they will occasionally get a shot at the number one spot.
Untested prior to this season, Parrot has improved rapidly and looks secure at the number four singles position. His only loss this came against Princeton.
Sophomore Larry Terrell has suffered several defeats this season, but Barnaby remains highly pleased with his progress.