Men's Tennis Hosts Yale in Pivotal Ivy Matchup

Men's Tennis Hosts Yale in Pivotal Ivy Matchup

Photo courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications.

The Particulars:
Harvard and Yale will meet in a pivotal Ivy match April 18 at the Beren Tennis Center. Both teams are still alive in the hunt for the Ivy League title.

Last Time Out:
The Crimson picked up its third consecutive win over an Ancient Eight opponent, downing Brown 5-2 April 16. Harvard claimed all three doubles matches to put the pressure on early with a 1-0 lead. Alexei Chijoff-Evans cruised to victory at the No. 1 singles spot. Harvard captured wins at the No. 4, 5 and 6 singles positions to secure the win.

About Harvard:
The Crimson is 12-10 on the season and 3-2 in the conference heading into the match. Harvard has won its last three matches, defeating Penn, Princeton and Brown. The Crimson sits in fifth in the Ancient Eight standings. Alexei Chijoff-Evans leads the team in singles wins this spring with 18 at the No. 1 position. Alistair Felton is close behind with 16 victories. The doubles tandem of Aba Omodele-Lucien and Christo Schultz has accrued 15 doubles wins this season at the top spot.

About Yale:
The Bulldogs come into the match with a 14-7 overall record and a 4-1 mark in the Ivy League. Yale is riding a four-match winning streak after earning wins over Ivy foes Cornell, Columbia, Penn and Dartmouth. The Bulldogs are narrowly in second in the Ivy League behind Columbia.

Photo Finish:
Columbia sits atop the Ivy League standings with a 5-1 conference record. Yale is just off the lead with a 4-1 mark in the Ancient Eight. Cornell and Princeton are within striking distance at 4-2 on the year in the Ivy League. Harvard is 3-2 in the conference to remain in the mix to claim the 2010 Ivy League crown.

Up Next:
The Crimson closes out the regular season with a home match against Dartmouth, April 21. Harvard will honor its lone senior, Michael Hayes, before the match.