Justin C. Wong
The No. 21 Harvard men’s tennis team’s strong season drew to a close on Saturday when it fell, 4-1, to No. 10 Mississippi State in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament.
The Harvard men’s tennis team has withstood the rigors of the Ivy League season, but it will face a new challenge on Friday when it takes on No. 67 Samford in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament.
The weather may have not been in prime form at the NCAA Tournament on Friday, but the Harvard men’s tennis team sure was. Despite the match being moved indoors following a rain delay, the Crimson was not deterred, taking four straight singles matches en route to a 4-0 victory over No. 63 Samford in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament in Starkville, Miss.
The Harvard men’s tennis team is officially going dancing. On Tuesday evening, the 2013 NCAA Men’s Tournament bracket was finalized, and the Ivy League champion Crimson was selected to face No. 75 Samford in the first round. No. 21 Harvard (18-5, 6-1 Ivy) will travel to Starkville, Mississippi to the campus of Mississippi State University to take on the Bulldogs (15-9, 7-3 Southern Conference) on May 10. The Crimson qualified for the tournament for the second straight season after compiling a 6-1 conference record en route to its second consecutive Ivy title.
After a 4-3 upset loss to Brown on Thursday, the Ivy League title hung in the balance for the No. 21 Harvard men’s tennis team, which needed one win in its final two matches to clinch an outright conference championship.
The Harvard men’s tennis team, which had won 12 straight matches, was rolling to its second consecutive Ivy League title, dominating every opponent it faced. On Thursday, its momentum ground to a screeching halt after a 4-3 loss to Brown at the Murr Center.
The No. 21 Crimson will try to complete its first undefeated Ivy season since 2008 and secure its 30th conference championship when it takes on Brown at home on Thursday and then wraps up its season at Dartmouth on Saturday.
The Crimson’s consistently strong doubles play has been essential to its 12-match winning streak. Each of the team’s three regular doubles teams boasts a winning record in dual play, and the top tandem of junior co-captain Casey MacMaster and sophomore Denis Nguyen is ranked 52nd nationally.
The Harvard men’s tennis team (17-4, 5-0 Ivy) is undefeated in Ivy League play this season, and just clinched a ...
The No. 22 Crimson (17-4, 5-0 Ivy) has now won 12 straight matches and 10 straight Ancient Eight matchups dating to last season following the defeat of the No. 57 Bulldogs (17-6, 3-3 Ivy).
The Crimson has not only historically dominated the Bears, owning a 75-7 all-time record, but has also held the upper hand in recent tilts.
The Harvard men’s tennis team put its nine-match winning streak on the line this weekend when it went on the road to face Ivy League foes No. 50 Princeton and Penn. By Sunday evening, the No. 19 Crimson (16-4, 4-0 Ivy) had extended its streak to 11 matches and improved its record in conference play to 4-0.
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The Harvard men’s tennis team opened up Ivy League play in dramatic fashion with a 4-3 victory over Columbia on Saturday at the Murr Center.
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