Entering his 35th season as the Scott Mead ’77 Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Tennis, Dave Fish ’72 is an oracle of sorts when it comes to tennis. Lucky for us, he imparted some wisdom as the Crimson got off to a strong start at the Northeast Invitational in Flushing, N. Y.
Though tennis is a technically a spring sport, a fall schedule of six individual tournaments plays a large role in the team’s training.
“Individual tournaments are very interesting developmentally,” Fish said. “Unlike a dual match where you may play somebody in your position, in an individual tournament if you beat someone who’s close to your ability, then you get to play someone who’s probably a little better. If you get on a roll, by the end of the tournament, your confidence is at an entirely different level.”
Who knew that having a national sports title could pay off so well?
On Wednesday, Sept. 22, some of Harvard’s very own national champions were honored at Fenway Park during the opening ceremonies of the final Red Sox–Orioles match up of the season.
Posing for pictures with Wally the mascot on the field, current and former Crimson athletes got the unique chance to see the park from a very different perspective.
Each Thursday, The Crimson will compile a series of unique statistics about Harvard's sports scene. Welcome to the Magic of Numbers—without the problem sets. We'll do the math for you.
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0 – Number of games under the lights at Brown Stadium before the Crimson squares off against the Bears on Saturday night.
4 – Consecutive road wins for Harvard, tied for the second-longest streak in the nation after James Madison (7).
9 – Number of times the Crimson has beaten Brown in its last 10 tries.
24 – Age of Harvard quarterback Andrew Hatch, who went 20 of 25 for 276 yards in his debut last week.
30 – Combined seasons at the helm for Harvard coach Tim Murphy and Bears coach Phil Estes.
21,704 – Fans in attendance at the Crimson’s home opener last Saturday.
Harvard is now the leader for point guard Spencer Dinwiddie’s services, The Back Page has confirmed.
“The visit went great. I loved it,” said Dinwiddie following his official visit to campus last weekend. “Harvard’s a really great place. I loved the atmosphere and being around the guys. It really is a place I could go.”
The Harvard field hockey team is one of a few squads looking to bust out of losing streaks this weekend.
After last weekend’s home football game and a host of other home games, most Harvard teams will be traveling to away matches this time around. But there are two exciting matches at home and many others games on the road to keep fans excited over the weekend.
The Harvard men’s water polo team will be hosting Fordham and Iona, both on Saturday. Recently, the squad defeated Washington and Jefferson to finish 11th in the ECAC Championships. Although the team is 3-6, it has gone 2-2 in the last four games after getting off to a 1-4 start. Against Fordham, the Crimson holds a 23-11 all-time advantage, but the Rams have won the last five meetings. Iona finished 10th in the ECAC Championships and has won the past three meetings against the Crimson.
The Harvard football team hits the road this weekend after taking down Holy Cross, 34-6, in the first game of the season. The squad travels to Providence, R.I. to take on Brown. Last year, Harvard defeated the Bears at home under the lights, 24-21, and has won nine of the last 10 meetings against Brown.