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.
The Harvard men’s tennis team split its weekend matches on its West Coast swing, winning one of two against highly ranked squads as part of ITA Kick-Off Weekend.
For over a century, the concrete coliseum has served as a reflection of Harvard itself: a lasting institution, a beacon for the surrounding community, and a force for innovation and change.
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.
After a fall season spent largely on the road, the Harvard men’s tennis team returned home for Halloween weekend, hosting the UTR Metro Open at the Murr Center.
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 a Harvard head coach, Dave Fish '72 is the brains behind an Ivy League tennis dynasty.
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.
In its final matches before its annual spring break trip, the Harvard men’s tennis team was in top form, besting Michigan State, 5-2, and downing Bryant, 6-1, on Saturday at the Murr Center.