CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's tennis team returns home to host the UTR Metro Open this weekend at the Murr Tennis Center. Action starts at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 and will continue through Nov. 2.
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Last Time Out
The Crimson wrapped up competition at the ITA Regional Championships Oct. 21, facing off against some of the top competition on the East coast. Senior Alex Steinroeder and sophomore Sebastian Beltrame advanced to the quarterfinals in the singles flights, while the duo of senior Denis Nguyen and sophomore Brian Yeung earned the championship title in the doubles flight.
After winning the doubles event at the ITA Regional Championships, Denis Nguyen and Brian Yeung will head to the 2014 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York November 6-9. In the semifinals of the regionals, Nguyen and Yeung bested Cornell's Vrabel and Casares to square off against Dartmouth's Sakinis and Kipuoras. The duo turned away the Big Red pair for the USTA/ITA regional championship title.
The Crimson hold a 63-31 (.670) record through tournament play thus far in 2014. Sophomore Sebastian Beltrame owns the most wins at 8-2, while three Crimson student-athletes have picked up wins over ranked opponents (Beltrame, Denis Nguyen and Alex Steinroeder). Sophomore Andrew Ball, Nguyen, and freshman Grand Solomon have all registered seven wins apiece.
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, is in 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.
As Denis Nguyen and Brian Yeung head to the ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, the rest of the squad will take part in the William and Mary Tribe Invite.