CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's tennis team will head to the finals of the ECAC Team Championship Monday after a 4-2 win over Princeton Sunday evening at the Murr Center.
Senior captain Denis Nguyen sealed the victory with a win in a three-set battle with No. 117 Zack McCourt (3-6, 7-5, 6-4). Nguyen and sophomore Brian Yeung also captured the doubles point with a 7-6 (0) win over Tom Colautti and Luke Gamble.
Princeton tied the match with a win at the No. 4 position before Nicky Hu upended Alex Day, 7-6 (5), 6-3 to regain control. Sebastian Beltrame earned a three-set victory over Colautti (6-4, 1-6, 6-2) at the No. 2 position before Princeton fought back with a win in the No. 6 slot to pull within one, 3-2. Nguyen led Harvard to victory with a win at No. 1 to advance the Crimson to tomorrow's final match.
#30 Harvard 4, Princeton 2
No. 1 Denis Nguyen (Harvard) def. Zack McCourt (Princeton) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
*Match concluded at: 7:06pm
No. 2 Sebastian Beltrame (Harvard) def. Tom Colautti (Princeton) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2
*Match concluded at: 6:23pm
No. 3 Nicky Hu (Harvard) def. Alex Day (Princeton) 7-6 (5), 6-3
*Match concluded at: 6:20pm
No. 4 Josh Yablon (Princeton) def. Alex Steinroeder (Harvard) 6-1, 6-1
*Match concluded at: 5:48pm
No. 5 Kenny Tao (Harvard) vs. Luke Gamble (Princeton) DNF- 6-7 (5), 6-3, 5-3
No. 6 Kial Kaiser (Princeton) def. Grant Solomon (Harvard) 6-3, 6-2
Match concluded at: 6:29pm
No. 1 Denis Nguyen/Brian Yeung (Harvard) def. Tom Colautti/Luke Gamble (Princeton) 7-6 (0)
Match concluded at: 4:48pm
No. 2 Nicky Hu/Sebastian Beltrame (Harvard) def. Zack McCourt/Ben Tso (Princeton) 6-4
Match concluded at: 4:33pm
No. 3 Josh Yablon/Alex Day (Princeton) def. Alex Steinroeder/Grant Solomon (Harvard) 6-4
Match concluded at: 4:38pm