Harvard Claims 16 Wins at Virginia Tech Invitational

Pictured: Freshman Josh Tchan posted a pair of singles wins and doubles wins.
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BLACKSBURG, Va.- The Harvard men’s tennis team prevailed in 16 matches at the Virginia Tech Invitational to open up the spring season. Each Crimson player competing at the tournament added at least one victory to his record.

Freshman Josh Tchan turned in the best performance for the Crimson over the weekend. Tchan posted two wins in singles and two in doubles. The rookie earned Harvard’s only win in singles play on the first day, defeating Lucas Lopasso of Auburn, 6-4, 6-3. On the second day, Tchan came just short of his second win in two days, dropping the first set in a lengthy tiebreaker, 24-22, and the second set, 6-2. Tchan picked up his second singles win by downing Sebastien Jacques of Virginia Tech, 6-4, 0-6, 7-5. The freshman teamed up with senior captain Michael Hayes and sophomore Davis Mangham to pick up doubles wins.

Harvard’s dominant duo of sophomore Alistair Felton and freshman Andy Nguyen claimed two doubles wins over the weekend. The pair defeated Auburn’s Tim Hewitt and Lopasso on the first day and John Harden and Lucas Koncilia from the College of Charleston on day two.

On the second day of competition, the Crimson racked up 10 wins, earning seven in singles and three in doubles. Along with Tchan, Mangham and freshman Christo Schultz led the Crimson with two singles wins each. Junior Aba Omodele-Lucien and Hayes each gained a win in singles and in doubles. Junior Alexei Chijoff-Evans, Felton and Nguyen all claimed a victory in singles play.

The Crimson returns to the courts Jan. 30-31 as it hosts the Harvard Kick-Off Tournament at the Murr Center Tennis Courts.