Men's Tennis Ready to Rumble with Radford, St. John's
Photo of: Christo Schultz gets the team pumped up before its recent match against Boston College, courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications.
Harvard welcomes Radford, March 11, and St. John’s, March 12, to the Murr Center Tennis Courts. The weekend is the Crimson’s second-straight home weekend and first match in nearly two weeks. Harvard and St. John’s will makeup their Feb. 27 match that was canceled due to weather.
The Crimson enters today’s match with an overall record of 5-4. Andy Nguyen sports a team-high 12 wins this season in singles play. Alexei Chijoff-Evans and Alistair Felton have each won 11 matches while Michael Hayes picked up his 10th win of the season Feb. 26, against Boston College.
The Highlanders will play its third-consecutive Ivy League opponent and fourth of the year. Radford recently lost to Princeton, 4-3, and take on Brown, March 9. The Highlanders are 2-5 on on the season. Sophomore Igor Ogrizek and freshman Thomas Dehaen have each picked up four wins in singles play.
About St. John’s:
The Red Storm comes into the contest with a 2-5 record after beginning the season with wins over Bucknell and Fairleigh Dickinson. Stefan Bojic leads the team with four wins at the top singles spot while Martin Kosut and Derek Wallensteen have teamed up to post four doubles victories.
Last Time Out:
The Crimson cruised past Boston College, 5-2, Feb. 26. Harvard claimed the doubles point with wins at the No. 2 and 3 positions. The Crimson clinched its fifth victory of the year by winning four of the six singles matches. Alexei Chijoff-Evans won at the top singles slot while Andy Nguyen, Christo Schultz and Michael Hayes won at the No. 4, 5 and 6 positions.
Harvard has won 47 doubles matches this year and currently boasts a 19-6 record in doubles play this season in dual matches. Felton and Nguyen have teamed up to grab 16 victories on the year.
The Crimson travels to Montgomery, Ala., to participate in the Blue-Gray Championships. Along with Harvard, 15 other squads will be represented.