Tournament Bound! No. 31 Men’s Tennis To Take On Auburn at Oklahoma Regional
Harvard will be making its third straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2014 (Harvard Athletic Communications).
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's tennis team will take on Auburn in the first round of the NCAA Tournament as the field of 64 was selected Tuesday via the NCAA selection show.
The Crimson will be making its 23rd appearance in the NCAA tournament in 2014 and third straight trip to the big dance. Harvard boasts an all-time record of 15-22 in the NCAA tournament, advancing as far as the elite eight in 1997.
This will be the fifth all-time meeting between the Crimson and Tigers, with Harvard holding a 3-1 series edge. The last time the two teams met was 2004 when the Crimson took down the Tigers by a score of 6-1 for its third straight win against Auburn.
While Columbia clinched the 2014 Ivy League title, the Crimson finished second in the league standings and did more than enough in its non-conference schedule to warrant an at-large selection to the postseason. Harvard finished with a 17-6 overall record and a 6-1 league mark, good for its third straight season with a 6-1 Ivy record. After a league-opening loss to Columbia April 5, Harvard powered through the rest of its conference schedule, including shutout wins over Princeton, Penn and Yale. Harvard recorded nine wins over teams that held a national ranking, and posted a runner-up finish at the 2014 Mission Valley Spring Classic in La Jolla, Calif.