Final Non-Conference Tuneup On Tap for Men's Tennis, Hosts Binghamton
Harvard hosts Binghamton, March 30, at the Murr Center Tennis Courts in the Crimson’s final non-conference contest of the season. The Crimson will be looking to win its 10th match of the season. The match is slated for a 4 p.m. start time.
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The Crimson dropped a 4-0 decision to No. 24 Duke and cruised past Quinnipiac, 6-1, March 26. In a closely contested match, the Blue Devils picked up the first four points of the match to clinch the win. Harvard bounced back to down the Bobcats, 6-1, to close out the day. The Crimson swept the doubles matches. Alexei Chijoff-Evans and Joshua Tchan teamed up to win their second doubles match of the day to help Harvard complete the sweep. The Crimson nearly pulled off a sweep in the singles matches as the team claimed six of the seven spots.
The Crimson is 9-7 on the year heading into the contest. Harvard has faired well in matches on weekdays this season, posting a 6-3 record between Monday and Friday. Freshman Andy Nguyen leads five players in double-digits in singles wins with 16 on the season. Harvard has claimed 11 doubles points this season and has only dropped five.
The Bearcats enter the match with a 15-1 overall record. Binghamton is 6-1 against opponents from the Ivy League, losing to Columbia. The Bearcats have three players who have 10 or more singles wins. Sven Vloedgraven paces the squad with 28 wins in singles action.
Harvard has had nine different players earn singles wins in dual matches this spring. Sophomores Mac McAnulty and Davis Mangham each picked up their first singles victories in a dual match this season.
Harvard begins the quest for its 28th Ivy League title as it travels to the Empire State to take on Columbia, April 2, and Cornell, April 3.