This past weekend, the Harvard men’s tennis team kicked off its fall season by hosting the UTR Boston Open, which brought together local college players, top Boston-area juniors, as well as current and former ATP professionals.
When asked to identify Harvard athletes, you might think of the football team taking the field at Harvard Stadium for The Game, the men’s basketball squad suiting up at Lavietes Pavilion, or the heavyweight crew team racing down the Charles River. A crowd of 50 people gathering in Pierce Hall 301 to play competitive video games might not be the first group that comes to mind.
In its Ivy League openers, the No. 36 Harvard men’s tennis team split a hotly contested pair of matches, taking down No. 55 Cornell, 4-3, on Saturday, but falling short against No. 28 Columbia on Sunday.
The Harvard men’s tennis team passed an important benchmark with flying colors this weekend in its buildup to its spring season, taking home the crown at the ECAC Division I Indoor Championship in Cambridge.
While co-captain Denis Nguyen and sophomore Brian Yeung fell short for the Crimson on a national stage at the ITA Championships, the rest of the squad performed well at the Tribe Invitational and captured several All-Tournament awards.