No. 22 Men’s Tennis Drops 4-3 Decision to Princeton at Mission Valley Classic

No. 22 Men’s Tennis Drops 4-3 Decision to Princeton at Mission Valley Classic

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The No. 22 Harvard men's tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision to No. 32 Princeton Saturday afternoon at the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley Spring Classic.

Harvard (12-5) started the match down 2-0 after dropping the doubles point and falling at the No. 5 position. Sophomore Brian Yeung got the Crimson on the board with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Joshua Yablon. The Tigers' (15-4) Thomas Colautti bested Nicky Hu (6-4, 7-5) before the Crimson took the next two matches. Senior ace Denis Nguyen defeated Zack McCourt, ranked No. 119 in the country, in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 (9-7). Sophomore Sebastian Beltrame also won in two sets, besting Alexander Day, 6-4, 7-5.

The deciding game came down to the No. 6 spot, a three-set thriller, where senior Shaun Chaudhuri dropped a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 decision to Luke Gamble.

The Crimson returns to the Murr Tennis Center next weekend against Buffalo and Amherst.

Final Results
Princeton 4 def. Harvard 3 

Singles Competition
1. #47 Denis Nguyen (Harvard) def. #119 Zack McCourt (Princeton) 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)
2. Thomas Colautti (Princeton) def. Nicky Hu (Harvard) 6-4, 7-5
3. Sebastian Beltrame (Harvard) def. Alexander Day (Princeton) 6-4, 7-5
4. Brian Yeung (Harvard) def. Joshua Yablon (Princeton) 6-2, 6-4
5. Diego Vives (Princeton) def. Kenny Tao (Harvard) 6-1, 6-2
6. Luke Gamble (Princeton) def. Shaun Chaudhuri (Harvard) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Doubles Competition
1. #56 Zack McCourt/Thomas Colautti (Princeton) def. #10 Denis Nguyen/Brian Yeung (Harvard) 6-4
2. Diego Vives/Luke Gamble (Princeton) def. Nicky Hu/Sebastian Beltrame (Harvard) 6-1
3. Andrew Ball/Shaun Chaudhuri (Harvard) vs. Alexander Day/Ben Tso (Princeton) 5-3, unfinished
 
Order of finish: Doubles (2, 1*) Singles (5, 4, 2, 1, 3, 6*)
*Clinched the match