Harvard Defeats Defending Champions
Joshua Tchan contributes to the Crimson Tennis win against Columbia this past weekend. The Harvard Men's Tennis team defeated defending Ivy League Champions Columbia 5-2.
The Harvard Softball team finishes a successful week winning games both on the road and at home.
The Harvard women's lacrosse rallied and scored 8 unanswered goals in an 8-6 comeback win over New Hampshire on Friday night.
Snapshots Harvard Nose Dives In Opener
Senior left fielder 14 Sam Franklin dives head first back to first base to avoid a tag. The Senior hit a single, a double, drew a walk, and scored a run in Harvard's 11-6 loss in its home opener against Holy Cross.
Captain Aba Serves It Up
Senior captain Aba Omodele-Lucien focuses on serving in his 6-3, 6-2 loss to Andy Gauthier of Cornell.
Sophomore Hideko Tachibana, shown here in earlier action, turned in four straight-set wins over the weekend, as the No. 54 women’s tennis squad improved to 2-0 in league play with defeats of Cornell and Columbia. Tachibana held down the No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles spots for Harvard. which is now 7-6 on the year.
Senior Claire Richardson, shown here in earlier action, placed third in the women’s 5K at the Colonial Relays Friday with a 16.22.15—the second-best time of the veteran’s career and among the top 15 in the nation this year.
Allowing just five total runs in four games, Harvard sweeps doubleheaders against the South Division’s Quakers and Lions to begin Ivy League play 4-0
Freshman Kyle Rehkemper, shown above in earlier action, was second on his squad with 13 kills Saturday at Princeton, where the Crimson came back from a two-set deficit to emerge with a 3-2 win. The victory was Harvard’s first road triumph of the year and snapped a six-game losing streak.
Leading the Way
Junior Marcus Way, shown above in previous play, had an RBI double in the first game of yesterday’s doubleheader against Columbia. The Crimson has lost its past six games and is without a win in its conference.
On a Boat
The Radcliffe heavyweight crew team, shown above in earlier action, did not fare well against No. 5 Brown. The race was supposed to take place at the Charles River, but because of the inclement conditions, the event was moved to the Seekonk River in Providence, R.I. The Bears dominated each tier of racing.
Gib and Take
Co-captain Dean Gibbons, shown above in previous play, scored his 20th goal of the season against Albany on Saturday. Despite having a higher ranking, the Crimson couldn’t contain the Danes’ offense.
The Harvard women’s lacrosse team completed a tough comeback Friday night against the New Hampshire Wildcats. With the squad down six goals in the first half, junior co-captain Melanie Baskind, second from the right, ran down the field on a one-man fast break to put the Crimson on the scoreboard. Harvard scored eight unanswered goals to escape with the victory.
The Harvard men’s heavyweight crew team, shown above in earlier action, once again proved its No. 3 ranking on Saturday by sweeping all the races against No. 6 Cornell. The inclement weather forced many teams to change the location of their races, but both the Crimson and the Big Red decided to stay on the Charles to race. Despite rowing at lower stroke ratings, Harvard was dominant in each level of racing, demonstrating good depth.
THE JOSHUA TREE
Sophomore Joshua Tchan had a rocky weekend of tennis, as the Crimson faced league foes Cornell Friday and Columbia Saturday. Tchan fell in the deciding three-set match against the Big Red in Harvard’s first Ivy matchup of the year. He then paired up with junior Jonathan Pearlman for a No. 2 doubles win—clinching the doubles point—but lost again at No. 6 singles the next day.