Men’s Tennis Edged by Brigham Young, 4-3

Freshman Christo Schultz (pictured) served up two victories for the Crimson against Brigham Young.
Photo courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The Harvard men’s tennis team dropped its first dual match of the season as they fell to Brigham Young, 4-3, Friday afternoon at the Murr Center Tennis Courts.

Harvard claimed the doubles point, winning two of three matches, to take an early 1-0 lead into singles action. Junior Aba Omodele-Lucien and freshman Christo Schultz teamed up to earn an 8-6 victory at the top doubles spot. Sophomore Alistair Felton and rookie Andy Nguyen partnered at the No. 2 position to win 8-6, giving the Crimson the doubles point.

The Crimson was able to pick up wins at the No. 5 and 6 spots with Felton and Schultz grabbing the wins. Felton cruised through his first set, 6-0, dropped the second set, 6-7, and prevailed in the third and deciding set, 7-5. Schultz won both sets of his match, 6-2, 7-5. Junior Alexei Chijoff-Evans and Omodele-Lucien took both of their matches to three sets, but fell just shy of wins.

Harvard returns to the courts Saturday to take on Mississippi State at 1 p.m. and DePaul at 7:30 p.m.

#1     Thomas Shubert (BYU) def. Alexei Chijoff-Evans (Harvard) 6-7, 6-3, 2-6
#2    Evan Urbina (BYU) def. Aba Omodele-Lucien (Harvard) 3-6, 7-6, 6-4
#3    Cassidy Mears (BYU) def. Joshua Tchan (Harvard) 6-4, 6-2
#4    Georgy Batrakov (BYU) def. Andy Nguyen (Harvard) 6-4, 6-3
#5    Alistair Felton (Harvard) def. Spencer Smith (BYU) 6-0, 6-7, 7-5
#6    Christo Schultz (Harvard) def. Michael Eraso (BYU) 6-2, 7-5

#1    Omodele-Lucien/Schultz (Harvard) def. Shubert/Mears (BYU) 8-6
#2    Nguyen/Felton (Harvard) def. Urbina/Smith (BYU) 8-6
#3    Batrakov/Hwang (BYU) def. Chijoff-Evans/Hayes    (Harvard) 8-2