CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Denis Nguyen and sophomore Brian Yeung head to the 2014 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships to be played November 6-9 at the USTA Billie Jean National King Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. The duo will take on Alex Lawson and Billy Pecor of Notre Dame Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
Denis Nguyen and Brian Yeung earned a spot at the 2014 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships after winning the doubles event at the ITA Regional Championships. 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.
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Last Time Out
Senior Alex Steinroeder advanced to the finals of the UTR Metro Open hosted by the Harvard men's tennis team last weekend.
The Crimson hold a 73-37 (.664) record through tournament play thus far in 2014. Sophomore Sebastian Beltrame owns the most wins at 9-3, 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.