News

Undergraduates Celebrate Second Consecutive Virtual Housing Day

News

Dean of Students Office Discusses Housing Day, Anti-Racism Goals

News

Renowned Cardiologist and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Bernard Lown Dies at 99

News

Native American Nonprofit Accuses Harvard of Violating Federal Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

News

U.S. Reps Assess Biden’s Progress on Immigration at HKS Event

Tennis Team Blanks Williams, 9-0; Harvard's 1st Shutout This Season

By Samuel Z. Goldhaber

The Harvard tennis team chalked up its first shutout of the season with a 9-0 victory over Williams. The Crimson won seven of its nine matches in straight sets.

The contest was held Saturday indoors at the Palmer-Dixon courts, and the Ephmen, who will not have indoor tennis courts until next Septembers, never quite adjusted.

Williams was also at a disadvantage because three of the six starters in the singles were sophomores.

Harvard's number six man, Steve Devereaux, was the only who had trouble in the singles. He staged a strong comeback against his sophomore challenger to win 2-6, 6-1, 6-2.

Number two man Rocky Jarvis topped his opponent 6-1, 6-2. Terry Oxford also won 6-3, 7-5.

In other singles action, number one, captain John Levin, won 6-2, 6-4. Numbers four and five Larry Terrell and Bill Washauer defeated their men 8-6, 6-1, and 6-4, 6-0.

Doubles Win

The doubles also went easily for the Crimson team except for Washauer and John Nielsen who battled their men and came through on top 6-4 in the third set.

Levin and Jarvis, Clarke Kawakami and Bill Ball, won their matches in straight sets.

The tennis team faces Columbia next Friday in a match that should be a rout. The Crimson has never lost to the Columbia tennis team in a series that stretches back to the roaring twenties.

Want to keep up with breaking news? Subscribe to our email newsletter.

Tags