No. 22 Men’s Tennis Sweeps Saturday

Photo courtesy of Dean Bauer
Photo courtesy of Dean Bauer

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 22 Harvard men's tennis team (11-3) swept St. John's, 4-0, and Boston University, 6-1, Saturday at the Murr Tennis Center.

In the first match of the day, the Crimson ran by the Red Storm, 4-0. Harvard earned the doubles point to start the day, winning at the No. 2 and 3 positions. Sophomore Sebastian Beltrame and junior Nicky Hu cruised by R.J. Del Nunzio and Erick Reyes, 6-3. Junior Conor Haughey and sophomore Andrew Ball grinded out a 7-5 win over Michael-John Every and Robert Livi.

All the singles matches were won in straight-sets, as senior captain Denis Nguyen set the pace with a 6-2, 7-5 win at the No. 1 position over Lucas Hejhal. Hu and sophomore Brian Yeung followed, earning wins at the No. 2 and No. 6 spots, respectively.

The Crimson cruised past the Terriers in match two, winning all of the matches completed. Beltrame and freshman Jean Thirouin teamed up to knock off William Kwok and Stefan Lemire (6-1), as did freshman Kenny Tao and senior captain Alex Steinroeder over Mario Sandoval and Lucas Bombonatti.

Yeung moved to the No. 1 position to knock off Kwok in three sets (3-6, 6-1, 1-0). Chaudhuri and Ball bested Lemire and Sandoval, respectively, in straight-sets. Junior Kelvin Lam and rookie Xavier Gonzalez rounded out the Crimson wins.

The Crimson will take next weekend off from competition before heading out on its Mission Valley Spring Break Classic trip.