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The Harvard men’s tennis team is one of 16 teams that will participate in the 61st annual Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic, held at Lagoon Park Tennis Center in Montgomery, Ala., March 18-21.
Last Time Out:
Harvard downed Radford, 4-3, March 11 and St. John’s, 4-3, March 12. The doubles point turned out to be the deciding factor in both matches as the Crimson split the singles matches with the Highlanders and the Red Storm but took five doubles matches on the weekend. Aba Omodele-Lucien posted a 4-0 record in the two matches, including the deciding point to put Harvard over the St. John’s.
The Crimson enters the tournament with a 7-4 overall record and is coming off of a 2-0 weekend. Harvard defeated Radford and St. John’s, 4-3, March 11-12. Andy Nguyen owns a team-best 7-2 singles record in the spring and has partnered with Alistair Felton to post an 8-1 mark in doubles. The Crimson has claimed eight double points in 11 matches this spring, including sweeping all three positions on three occasions.
Scouting the Field:
No. 33 Arizona owns a 7-4 record entering the event. Boise State sports a 5-5 record on the year. Furman is 4-6 on the season coming into the weekend. No. 26 Fresno State stands at 10-5 this season. Middle Tennessee State enters the tournament with a 3-11 mark. No. 38 Notre Dame is 7-7 on the year heading into the weekend.
Oklahoma brings a 9-1 record into the week while in-state counterpart Oklahoma State holds a record of 5-4. No. 44 Penn State carries an 11-1 record this season. San Diego State owns a 2-7 record so far this campaign. South Florida holds a 5-6 record on the year. No. 16 Texas Tech stands at 12-1 going into the tournament. No. 39 Tulsa carries a 9-3 record into the event. William & Mary is 12-8 entering the event while VCU sports an 8-6 mark on the season.
Follow From Home:
The Blue-Gray Classic will offer live results on their official website. RadioTennis will also be broadcasting the first two days of the tournament online.
Harvard welcomes Duke and Quinnipiac to the Murr Center Tennis Courts, March 26.