ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 

Men's Tennis Powers Past Princeton, 5-2

Pictured: Alistair Felton
Photo courtesy: DSPics.com

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Harvard men's tennis team claimed its first Ivy League win of the season, downing Princeton 5-2 Friday afternoon. The win snaps the Crimson's three match losing streak and improves the team to 10-10 on the season and 1-2 in the Ancient Eight. Princeton falls to 7-11 on the year and 1-3 in the Ivy League.

Harvard claimed the doubles point by winning two of the three doubles matches. Aba Omodele-Lucien and Christo Schultz picked up a 9-8 victory at the top slot. Alistair Felton and Andy Nguyen clinched the point for the Crimson with an 8-6 win at the No. 2 position.

The Crimson claimed four wins in singles action to earn its first conference victory. Alexei Chijoff-Evans bounced back after losing the first set 6-0 to take the second and third sets, 6-4, 6-4. Joshua Tchan picked up a win at the No. 3 spot ina third set tiebreaker. Felton and Christo Schultz  cruised to victory at the No. 5 and 6 slots, respectively, winning in straight sets.

Harvard returns to action Saturday, April 10, as the Crimson looks to win its second-consecutive Ivy League match when it hosts Penn.