As the NBA season comes to a close, the rumors surrounding this summer’s free agents are just beginning to heat up. It’s no different for Jeremy Lin ’10.
For the third time in four years, the whistle signaling the end of the Harvard women’s soccer team’s regular season also meant that it was time to hoist up some hardware.
After 23 wins, three losses, and three different titles, the Harvard men’s tennis team had completed its best regular season in recent memory. The Crimson went 23-3 and 6-1 within league play, the latter mark earning it the Ivy title for the first time since 2008.
Playing singles on the No. 2 court at any point in college signals that you are one of the most skilled players on the team. As a freshman, it’s almost unheard of—and just that much more impressive.
For the second straight year, the Harvard men’s tennis team defeated Dartmouth, 4-3, to close out Ivy League play. This time, though, the Crimson was not playing for a third-place finish—it was going for the title.
For the first time all match, the Dartmouth fans were not screaming at the top of their lungs. All that could be heard were the thwacks of the racquets and the umphs from freshman Denis Nguyen and the Big Green’s Michael Laser.
A two-point victory had never tasted so sweet for the Harvard women’s basketball team. The Crimson ran out and celebrated, forming a huddle directly over the “H” of Hofstra on the opposing team’s midcourt.
Dec. 22, 2003 was the last time the Harvard women’s basketball team had beaten a Big East opponent. Eight years, to the date, had passed. Two thousand nine hundred and twenty-two hours had gone by. Seventy thousand one hundred and twenty-eight minutes had ticked off the clock.
While recovering from knee surgery may have required Jeremy Lin ’10 to sit out the NBA playoffs, all is not lost for the Harvard alum this summer.
In the first weekend of the NCAA men’s tennis tournament, the Harvard men’s tennis team both rose and fell, winning its initial match before losing the next afternoon.
Lin will not play in his team’s first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat.
But what many may not know is that before the fame and glory of the NBA, Thibodeau once coached at a New England school that definitely was not known for its basketball team: Harvard.
The Crimson earned sole possession of the Ivy League title on Saturday afternoon at the Baren Tennis Center.
The win insured that it will play the Miami Heat in the first round of the postseason.
With Friday’s 5-2 victory over Yale and Sunday’s 4-3 win over Brown, the Crimson (21-2, 5-1 Ivy) earned at least a portion of the Ivy League title for the first time since 2008.