CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior captain Denis Nguyen heads to the University of Tulsa and the Michael D. Case Tennis Center for the 2014 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men's All-American Championships this weekend. Nguyen will compete in the main draw with 64 other singles players.
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ITA All-American Championships
Sixty-four (64) of the nation's top players will compete for the first men's national title of the fall season at the 2014 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men's All-American Championships. For the 10th-straight season, the University of Tulsa will host the event. A field of 64 singles players and 32 doubles teams will then compete in the main draw Oct. 2.
Singles quarterfinalists, doubles finalists and consolation champions will receive an automatic entry into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships Nov. 7-10, held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York.
Wins in Napa
Harvard went 10-2 in singles play at the Porsche Napa Valley Classic, competing against some of the best teams in the country including Stanford, Cal, UNC, Tulsa and Texas. Both sophomore Sebastian Beltrame and junior Nicky Hu won their respective round robin flights by going 3-0 in singles play and earned spots in the Solinco Wild Card Shoot Out. Senior Denis Nguyen went 2-1 in one of the top singles flight and freshman Kenny Tao also finished 2-1 with wins over Stanford and the USTA Junior National Team.
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.
The Crimson will take a weekend off from competition before heading to Flushing Meadows, New York to compete in the ITA Regionals.