This week, The Crimson crosses over state lines to drop in on the club tennis team, which was in New York for the USTA-sponsored ‘Battle of the Sections’ tournament this weekend.
Sophomores Tyler Kugel, Tara Jain, KJ Stime, and Mari Georgiadis made the trip along with junior David Miller and seniors Tunc Kiymaz and Jack Dockterman. The young defending champions had their hopes dashed thanks to a costly loss at the hands of Penn State in group play.
After finishing group play in second, Harvard went on to split its silver bracket matches, losing a closely contested 26-22 match to Brown before beating Northeastern, 28-22, en route to a seventh-place finish.
“It was a special experience for us just to play on US Open courts,” said Jain, referring to the National Tennis Center on which all of the weekend’s matches were played.
While the University of Virginia took home the title this year, the Crimson did add some hardware. The squad did its gentlemanly sport proud, taking home the Team Sportsmanship award, as voted on by its competitors.