HARVARD 4, DENVER 1
On Thursday, Harvard opened the tournament with a 4-1 win over No. 73 Denver (6-8), which would lose all three of its matches in San Diego.
The Crimson got off to another hot start, with Nguyen and MacMaster clinching an easy 8-3 win. Schultz and Beltrame then won by the same score to take home the doubles point.
In singles, Beltrame fell on court two, but Harvard turned things around from there. Steinroeder won, 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-3 on the fifth court, and Ball clinched a 6-2, 6-2 win. Yeung then rebounded from an early hole to pull out the 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory and finish off the Pioneers.
With the spring break tournament in the rearview mirror, Harvard has just one match against the St. John’s Red Storm before diving into Ivy League play. The Crimson will be shooting for its third straight conference crown.
“We’ve had a good year so far,” Chaudhuri said. “We’ve had solid showings in every tournament, and there are just a couple things to fine-tune. Every day is an opportunity to become a better player, to understand our limitations better. If we can all make minor improvements, we’ll be very deadly in league play.”