No. 24 Harvard Men’s Tennis Improves to 3-1 in Ivy League; Defeats Princeton, 5-2

No. 24 Harvard Men’s Tennis Improves to 3-1 in Ivy League; Defeats Princeton, 5-2

Henry Steer continued his strong freshman campaign as he went 1-0 in singles play and helped Harvard to a 5-2 victory against Princeton. (Gil Talbot) 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The No. 24 Harvard men's tennis team improved to 3-1 in Ivy League play and 19-2 overall, as it defeated Princeton, 5-2 on Saturday night. The Crimson went 3-0 in doubles action and 4-2 in singles play to secure the victory.

For the second-straight day Harvard swept doubles play as MacMaster and Felton downed Siow and Spindler, 8-7 while Pearlman and Shultz defeated Shoji and Lin, 8-5. In the No. 3 position Denis Nguyen and Andy Nguyen took down Bloom and Davies, 8-2.

With the doubles point in tow Harvard began singles play and went 4-2 in the match. Denis Nguyen defeated Matt Spindler, 6-2, 6-2. Harvard also got wins from the No. 4 through No. 6 as freshmen Shaun Chaudhuri, Alex Steinroeder and Henry Steer all tallied victories. Chaudhuri defeated Richardson 6-2, 6-4 while Steinroeder downed Siow 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 while Steer defeated Yengar-Raman 6-4, 7-6.

The Crimson will next play Yale at the Beren Tennis Center on April 20. The Match is slated 12 p.m. Full results are  below:

Felton/MacMaster def. Siow/Spindler 8-7
Pearlman/Schultz def. Shoji/Lin H 8-5
A. Nguyen/D. Nguyen def. Bloom/Davies 8-2

J. Pearlman lost to Pecotic 6-3, 6-0
D. Nguyen def. Spindler 6-2, 6-2
C. Schultz lost to Bloom 4-6, 6-2, 4-6
S. Chaudhuri def. Richardson 6-2, 6-4
A. Steinroeder def. Siow 6-3, 2-6, 6-1
H. Steer def. Yengar-Raman 6-4, 7-6