Harvard Men’s Tennis Falls to Indiana 5-2.

Harvard Men’s Tennis Falls to Indiana 5-2.

Steinroeder was one of two singles players to secure points for Harvard during its Saturday afternoon match with Indiana. (Gil Talbot)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Harvard men's tennis suffered its first defeat of the season as it fell to No. 27 Indiana on Saturday afternoon by a score of 5-2. Freshman Shaun Chaudhuri helped spark a late comeback in singles play downing his opponent, Alistair Barnes, 6-2, 6-3, but it wouldn't be enough.

In doubles play, which was a strength of Harvard's entering the match, the Crimson lost close matches with Hoosier doubles teams as Alistair Felton and Casey MacMaster fell to Isade Juneau and Jeremy Langer 9-8, Denis and Andy Nguyen lost to Alistair Barnes and Josh MacTaggert 8-6, and Alex Steinroeder and Jon Pearlman lost to Stephen Vogl and Will Kendall 8-5.

Harvard was able to score two singles points on Indiana as Alex Steinroeder defeated Dimitrije Tasic 6-3, 6-2 and Chaudhuri took down Barnes 6-2, 6-3, but Indiana swept the rest of the Harvard competition winning the match 5-2.
Harvard now stands a 4-1 on the year and will have opportunity to earn its fifth victory of the year when it takes on Butler on Sunday afternoon in the final game of its three-game road trip. Full match results are found below:


Singles competition

1. Isade Juneau (IND-M) def. Jonathan Pearlman (HAR) 6-2, 6-4

2. Josh MacTaggart (IND-M) def. Denis Nguyen (HAR) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

3. Jeremy Langer (IND-M) def. Henry Steer (HAR) 6-3, 6-1

4. Alex Steinroeder (HAR) def. Dimitrije Tasic (IND-M) 6-3, 6-2

5. Shaun Chaudhuri (HAR) def. Alastair Barnes (IND-M) 6-2, 6-3

6. Stephen Vogl (IND-M) def. Alistair Felton (HAR) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Isade Juneau/Jeremy Langer (IND-M) def. Alistair Felton/Casey MacMaster (HAR) 9-8 (7-2)

2. Alastair Barnes/Josh MacTaggart (IND-M) def. Andy Nguyen/Denis Nguyen (HAR) 8-6

3. Stephen Vogl/Will Kendall (IND-M) def. Alex Steinroeder/Jonathan Pearlman (HAR) 8-5