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The Harvard men’s tennis team continued its fall season this past weekend, competing at the Porsche Napa Valley classic in California and the Farnsworsth Ivy Plus Tournament, hosted by Princeton.
Though the Crimson fell just shy of winning its third-straight Ivy crown, it still put together another strong conference campaign and proved that it can consistently compete on the national scene.
Junior Denis Nguyen became the first Harvard tennis player to reach the final four of the NCAA Men's Singles Championship since 2005.
The Crimson has now captured NCAA Tournament victories and advanced to the Round of 32 in each of the past three seasons.
The Crimson closed out No. 42 Dartmouth, 4-1, to secure a solo second-place finish in the Ivy League and a near-certain at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament in front of a packed house on Senior Day at the Murr Center.
The Crimson extended its winning streak to five this weekend and moved into a tie for second place in the Ivy League after sweeping Brown and Yale.
In his 38th season as head coach, Dave Fish '72 looks to earn his 22nd Ivy League title and 22nd NCAA tournament appearance with the Harvard men's tennis team.
In his 38th season as a Harvard head coach, Dave Fish '72 is the brains behind an Ivy League tennis dynasty.
Despite entering the weekend behind both teams in the Ancient Eight, the No. 31 Crimson (14-6, 3-1 Ivy) swept both the Quakers (6-11, 2-2) and Tigers (12-10, 2-3) by a score of 4-0.
The No. 34 Crimson had an uneven road trip, getting blanked by surging Columbia, 7-0, on Saturday, before turning things around against Cornell Sunday afternoon.
The No. 30 Crimson outlasted the Red Storm, overcoming a slow start to capture its seventh win in eight all-time matchups against St. Johns.
Last season, the Harvard men’s tennis team took home the title at the Mission Valley Spring Classic, defeating the Drake Bulldogs. This year, Drake returned the favor.
Junior Shaun Chaudhuri, shown here in earlier action, clinched the Harvard men's tennis match over St. Johns with a 6-2, 6-4 win. The team posted a 5-2 victory to close out non-conference play.