Men's Tennis Busy

The Harvard men's tennis team completed an incredibly busy weekend, highlighted by a 4-3 victory over regional power Virginia Tech Saturday.

Harvard was ranked one spot below the number 23 Hokies heading into the match, but was able to edge the higher ranked team, 4-3.

Harvard started the day off right winning two of the three doubles matches to earn the valuable doubles point.

In singles, junior Philip Tseng dominated his opponent at the third slot 6-0, 6-4. Sophomores Kunj Majmudar and Mike Passarella--playing in the fourth and fifth spots, respectively--also came away with victories, clinching Harvard's 4-3 victory.

Senior Mitty Arnold and sophomore Elliot Weiss, playing in the second and sixth spots, both fell in tight three-setters, with Weiss falling 7-5 in the third.


The Crimson followed the upset victory with a 6-1 thrashing of Brown later that day.

Tseng, Arnold, Majmudar, Passarela and freshman Nik Johnston respectively held the first through fifth spots for Harvard in decisive fashion.

Harvard also dominated the doubles competition 3-0.

The weekend didn't end for Harvard until yesterday when a 6-1 defeat of Dartmouth tied the Crimson with the Big Green for the EITA championship.

Harvard again won the doubles point behind an 8-3 win be Blake and Arnold at first doubles.

In singles, Harvard again manhandled the upper-half of the competition with Blake winning in first position 7-6, 7-5.

Tseng (6-2, 6-0), Arnold (6-3, 6-1) and Majmudar (6-1, 6-0) all had an easier time as they cruised in matches against the Big Green's second through fourth players, respectively.

Elliot Weiss also performed in impressive fashion, defeating his opponent 6-2, 6-4 in the sixth spot.

Mike Passarella was the only Harvard player to experience a loss in the entire match, losing a tight one, 7-5, 6-4.

The weekend started on Friday with a 7-0 thumping of Yale.

Mitty Arnold didn't lose a game all match, winning doubles 8-0 with Tseng and taking the first singles match 6-0, 6-0.