Junior Andy Nguyen was one of five Harvard players to record wins in singles action last night, as Harvard won its 10-th straight match, and improed to 14-1 this season. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The No. 16 Harvard men's tennis team improved to 14-1 on the year, winning its 10th straight dual match, as it downed cross-town rival, Boston College, 6-1, at the Murr Center tennis courts, Wednesday night. Harvard took the doubles point and won five out of six singles matches to earn the victory.
The doubles parings of junior Andy Nguyen and freshman Denis Nguyen along with senior Jonathan Pearlman and freshman Alex Steinroeder tallied wins in doubles play, winning their matches, 8-6 and 8-1. The Eagles were able to get the best of sophomore Casey MacMaster and Alistair felton as Akash Muppidi and Alex Skinner won, 8-5.
In singles competition the Crimson got wins in the No. 2 through No. 6 positions as D. Nguyen, freshmen Shaun Chaudhuri, Henry Steer, Steinroeder and junior A. Nguyen all recorded victories. D. Nguyen downed Skinner, 6-4, 6-4 while Steer was victorious against Jonathan Raude, 6-4, 6-2. Chaudhuri, was promoted up to the No. 3 position and was victorious against Philip Nelson, 6-4, 6-2. Steinroeder was entrenched in a battle with Michael McGinnis but came up with a win, 4-1, 6-1, 6-0 while A. Nguyen upended Klaus Puestow, 6-2, 6-0. The Crimson tripped up the Eagles 6-1.
Harvard will now prepare for a weekend matchups against Binghamton and St. John's on March 30 and April 1, respectively. Both matches are slated for 2 p.m.