Racquetmen Down Green, While Frosh Follow Suit
The Harvard tennis team continued on the road toward a share of the Eastern League title yesterday by downing Dartmouth, 7-2.
The racquetmen won the match before the doubles even began by taking five of the six singles.
The only singles loss came at number one, where captain Gary Reiner lost to Rob Tesar, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. "I didn't play too well," Reiner said last night.
Not so Mean Greenies
But the deluge came in the next five singles matches, only two of which went to three sets. Todd Lundy, the number two player, was one of the three set matches. He took Peter Maglathlin, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.
Danny Waldman came up with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over the Green's Pete Renner, and Kevin Snaw, playing the shortest singles match, dragged John Glover over the coals, 6-2, 6-2.
Numbers five and six followed the lead of Lundy, Waldman and Shaw. Jim Levy lambasted Mark Schneider, 6-3, 6-1 and freshman Andy Chaikovsky took Doug Wallbridge, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.
In the doubles, Waldman and Cliff Adler downed Tesar and Renner, 7-6, 7-6 in a match that took almost two hours to complete.
In the second doubles match, Lundy and Shaw defeated Maglathlin and Doug Ireland, 6-3, 6-3.
The third doubles team was the other losing cause for Harvard, but the members of that team, Scott Walker and John Fishwick, had both played two matches earlier in the afternoon for the freshmen.
The two were moved up to play in the varsity match because Harvard had won the match early, after the singles. Sandy Wood and Schneider topped the pair, 6-3, 6-4.
"We played pretty well," assistant coach Dave Fish said yesterday. "Dartmouth was strong, but not a great team. It was good to be able to come back after the weekend." Over the weekend, the Crimson won two matches, including an upset victory over Princeton.
Freshmen Blank Little Greenies
While the varsity was taking the Big Green apart in Palmer Dixon, the freshmen were victimizing the little Green, taking all nine matches.
Walker, playing at number one, downed Paul Miller, 6-3, 6-2, while A1 Bunis tore Larry Wolf apart, 6-0, 6-1.
If the racquetmen win their next two league matches, against Cornell on Friday and Army on Saturday, they will share the Eastern League title with Princeton.