Pictured: Aba Omodele-Lucien (right) and Christo Schultz
helped Harvard sweep the doubles matches.
Photo courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The Harvard men's tennis team suffered a narrow defeat, 4-3, to Binghamton Tuesday evening at the Murr Center Tennis Courts. The Crimson falls to 9-8 on the season while the Bearcats improve to 16-1.
Harvard got down to business early, winning all three doubles matches to claim a 1-0 advantage heading into singles action. Aba Omodele-Lucien and Christo Schultz earned an 8-4 victory at the top doubles slot. Alexei Chijoff-Evans and Joshua Tchan cruised to an 8-2 win at the No. 3 position. Alistair Felton and Andy Nguyen capped off the sweep with an 8-7 decision at the second spot.
The Crimson managed to pick up just two singles wins while Binghamton snagged the top four slots. Tchan breezed to victory at the No. 5 position, 6-1, 6-1. Schultz claimed Harvard's third point of the match with a 6-2, 6-4 victory at the sixth singles spot. Felton nearly pulled out a win at the No. 4 slot, falling in three sets.
The Crimson looks to make a run at the program's 28th Ivy League crown as the team kicks off conference play as it travels to Columbia, April 2, and Cornell, April 3.
No. 1 Omodele-Lucien/Schultz (Harv) def. Vloedgraven/Wong (BU), 8-4
No. 2 Felton/Nguyen (Harv) def. Haggai/Levy (BU), 8-7
No. 3 Chijoff-Evans/Tchan (Harv) def. Bornkessel/Devos (BU), 8-2
No. 1 Vloedgraven (BU) def. Chijoff-Evans (Harv), 6-3, 6-3
No. 2 Levy (BU) def. Omodele-Lucien (Harv), 6-2, 6-4
No. 3 Wong (BU) def. Nguyen (Harv), 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 Jain (BU) def. Felton (Harv), 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
No. 5 Tchan (Harv) def. Haggai (BU), 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 Schultz (Harv) def. Devos (BU), 6-2, 6-4