Men's Tennis Set to Host Penn, Princeton in Crucial Ivy Weekend
Pictured: Will McNamee
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Harvard welcomes Penn and Princeton to the Beren Tennis Center for a pair of Ivy League matches. The Crimson and Quakers will meet April 9 and Harvard will play Princeton, April 10. Both matches are scheduled for a 2 p.m. start.
The Crimson enters the weekend with an overall record of 9-10 and is 0-2 in the conference. Andy Nguyen owns a team-best 16 singles wins this year while Alexei Chijoff-Evans has posted 15. Alistair Felton and Nguyen have teamed up to record 19 victories in doubles play.
The Quakers are 11-6 on the year and 1-2 in the Ivy League entering the match. James Magnes leads Penn in singles wins with 13 victories this spring. Phil Law is close behind with 12 while Eugene Brazdil and Jason Lin have notched 10 wins each.
The Tigers comes into the contest with a 7-10 record and a 1-2 mark in the Ancient Eight. Matt Siow paces the team with 17 singles wins while Matt Spindler has picked up 14 on the year. The doubles team of Yohel Shoji and Siow has earned 15 victories this season.
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Harvard fell to Columbia, 5-2, April 2 to kick off Ivy League action. The Crimson bowed the following day to Cornell, 5-2. Joshua Tchan picked up two singles victories on the weekend at the No. 4 slot.
The Crimson owns the upper hand in the series against Penn and Princeton. Harvard holds a 67-11 advantage over the Quakers. The Crimson won last year’s meeting, 5-2, and has taken the last four matches.
Harvard and Princeton have squared off 82 times, dating back to 1925. The Crimson enjoys a slight lead in the series, 42-40. The Tigers edged Harvard last season, 4-3. The Crimson defeated Princeton earlier this year, 6-1, in the semifinals of the ECAC Championship.
The Crimson will travel to the Ocean State to take on Brown, April 16, in a key Ivy League contest.