Pictured: Alexei Chijoff-Evans
Photo courtesy: DSPics.com
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-- The Harvard men's tennis team closed out the 2010 season with a 6-1 win over Dartmouth, Wednesday afternoon at the Beren Tennis Center. The Crimson improves to 14-10 on the year and 5-2 in the Ivy League. The Big Green falls to 11-10 overall and 2-5 in the conference.
Harvard gained a 1-0 lead after picking up two doubles wins. Alexei Chijoff-Evans and Joshua Tchan claimed an 8-5 victory at the No. 2 spot. Will McNamee and Andy Nguyen teamed up at the No. 3 slot, prevailing 9-7 to clinch the doubles point.
The Crimson nearly swept the singles matches, winning five of the six points. Chijoff-Evans posted a 6-2, 6-4 win at the top singles position. Tchan picked up a 6-4, 6-3 at the No. 2 singles slot. Aba Omodele-Lucien pulled out his second straight singles win in as many matches, winning 7-5, 7-5 at the third singles match. Christo Schultz cruised to a 6-3, 6-3 victory at the No. 4 singles position. Mac McAnulty rounded out the scoring for Harvard, claiming a 6-4, 7-6 victory at the sixth singles spot.
· Dave Fish ’72, the Scott Mead '77 Family Head Coach for Harvard Men's Tennis, has guided the team to 551 victories in his 34 years at the helm.
· Wednesday, April 21 was head coach Fish's birthday. The team celebrated with singing and cupcakes.
1 Freeman/Laser (Dart) def. Omodele-Lucien/Schultz (Harv) 8-5
2 Chijoff-Evans/Tchan (Harv) def. Greif/Roby (Dart) 8-5
3 McNamee/Nguyen (Harv) def. deChatellus/Ho (Dart) 9-7
1 Chijoff-Evans (Harv) def. Freeman (Dart) 6-2, 6-4
2 Tchan (Harv) def. Laser (Dart) 6-4, 6-3
3 Omodele-Lucien (Harv) def. Greif (Dart) 7-5, 7-5
4 Schultz (Harv) def. Roby (Dart) 6-3, 6-3
5 Ho (Dart) def. Nguyen (Harv) 6-3, 6-4
6 McAnulty (Harv) def. Centenari (Dart) 6-4, 7-6 (5)