This past weekend, the Harvard men’s tennis team opened its fall play with the annual Chowder Fest tournament at home. The Crimson hosted Buffalo, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin at the Beren Tennis Center throughout the three-day tournament.
This weekend served up a rollercoaster of emotions for the Harvard men’s tennis team. On Saturday, the team—undefeated in the Ivy conference at that point and riding a six-game win-streak—faced off against a similarly undefeated No.20 Columbia squad at home. After clinching the win 4-2 and moving to first place in the Ivy League, the Crimson took on No. 25 Cornell on Sunday, ultimately falling 4-2.
With a blizzard on the forecast for Saturday, the Harvard men’s tennis team’s Ivy opener against Dartmouth was rescheduled to Sunday afternoon. On Sunday, the team made the two-hour trek to Hanover, N.H., but the trip was worth it: with a 4-1 defeat of the Big Green, the Crimson extended its win-streak to four and entered Ivy competition on a strong note.
Over spring break, the Harvard men’s tennis team traveled across the country to train and compete in sunny California. The squad took on UC Irvine on March 13 before facing Iowa, San Diego State, and Drake in the Mission Valley Spring Classic tournament from March 16 through 18.
This Sunday, the Harvard men’s tennis team hosted a doubleheader against No. 44 Memphis and Boston University at the Murr Tennis Center. The Crimson, following a close one point loss to the Tigers, made quick work of their crosstown rival with a dominating 6-1 victory.
With losses to Princeton and Penn, the men's tennis team failed to repeat last year's 3rd place finish in the ECAC Division I Indoor Championships.
This weekend, the Harvard men’s tennis team traveled to Evanston, Ill., to compete in two non-conference matches. On Saturday, the Crimson took on No.9 Northwestern, while the squad faced off against Boise State the following day. While the team fell to the undefeated Wildcats (9-0), it ended the weekend on a high note with a sweeping win against Boise State (1-6).
This past weekend, the Harvard men’s tennis team took on Brigham Young University, Tennessee, and Bryant on its home turf at the Murr Center Tennis Courts. The Crimson came out with two wins and one loss, boosting its overall record to 4-2.
Furman, Old Dominion, and University of San Francisco all traveled to Cambridge to compete in the Crimson Kickoff. Following the competition, the Crimson took on the New Jersey Institute of Technology in a separate duel.
This weekend at the Ivy Plus Tournament, the strategy for the Harvard men’s tennis team was to divide and conquer. With players taking on seven matches throughout the three-day event, the team had several standout performances in the first Ivy League play of the season.