Men’s Tennis Hits the Road for Two Tournaments

Photo courtesy of Dean Bauer
Photo courtesy of Dean Bauer

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's tennis team continues its fall schedule with tournaments on both coasts, competing at the Napa Valley Classic and Farnsworth Ivy Plus Tournament.

The former will be hosted by California and feature four Crimson players, while the latter will be hosted by Princeton and be attended by eight Harvard student-athletes.

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The Napa Valley Classic
St. Helena, California will house the Napa Valley Classic with Cal serving as the host team. The Crimson last attended the tournament in 2012, when then-sophomore Denis Nguyen fell in a trio of tightly contested matchups against opponents from Texas, USTA and host Cal. 

The Farnsworth Ivy Plus Tournament
Princeton will host the event in 2014 after Yale welcomed opponents in 2013. The tournament will take place at the Lenz Tennis Center, and will feature eight singles flights with 16 players each and two doubles flights with 32 pairs each. Student-athletes are scheduled to attend from Army, Binghamton, Brown, Buffalo, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Iowa, Marist, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Monmouth, NJIT, Notre Dame, Penn, Pepperdine, Princeton, St. John's, Tulane, Virginia Tech and Yale.

Open Season
The Crimson opened their fall slate at the Chowdah Fest, where Nguyen earned runner-up honors in the top singles flight, and paired with teammate Brian Yeung for the doubles championship. Grant Solomon, Kelvin Lam and Kenny Tao each went undefeated in singles play as well.

Last Year
The Crimson is coming off an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, as Denis Nguyen became Harvard's first All-American since 2005 with a semifinals appearance in the men's singles draw.

On the Sidelines
David Fish, the Scott Mead '77 Family Head Coach for Harvard Men's Tennis, enters his 39th season with the Crimson after coaching the men's tennis team to an 18-7 record last season and leading the Crimson to the second round of the NCAA tournament for the third-straight season.

Up Next
The Crimson continues on the road to Tulsa, Oklahoma to compete at the All-Americans on Oct. 2-5.