Men’s Tennis Earns ITA Academic Honors

Men’s Tennis Earns ITA Academic Honors

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's tennis has been recognized with the 2015 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team award. Additionally, Sebastian Beltrame, Xavier Gonzalez, Nicholas 'Nicky' Hu, Kelvin Lam, Denis Nguyen, Henry Steer, Alexander Steinroeder and Jean Thirouin were selected as ITA Scholar-Athletes.

To qualify as an ITA All-Academic Team, the student-athletes must maintain a cumulative team grade point average of 3.2 or above on a 4.0 scale, with each eligible player needing to compete in at least one varsity match. Individually, a 3.5 GPA and varsity letter are required to be an ITA Scholar-Athlete.
Sophomore Sebastian Beltrame finished the season with a 22-13 mark in singles and 21-11 record in doubles. He was ranked as high as No. 81 in the ITA singles rankings and earned All-Ivy League second team honors in singles.

Freshman Xavier Gonzalez finished his season with a 4-1 overall singles record on the season, including a 4-0 record in duals in the No. 6 slot.  

Junior Nicky Hu posted an overall record of 20-9, including a 14-7 dual record. He finished the season with an 8-7 record at the No. 2 position.

Junior Kelvin Lam finished the season with an overall mark of 5-2 singles record, including a 3-1 conference record. Lam and doubles partner Shaun Chaudhuri secured a 2-0 record.

Senior co-captain Denis Nguyen posted an 18-13 overall record on the season, including a 12-9 dual record and 3-4 conference record. Nguyen earned a spot at the NCAA Championships in singles and doubles with partner Brian Yeung, and advanced to the second round in singles. He was named first team All-Ivy League in singles and doubles.
Senior Henry Steer posted a 5-3 record at the end of the fall season, but did not see action in the spring season.
Senior co-captain Alex Steinroeder finished off his season with an overall record of 20-8, including a 3-2 conference record.
Freshman Jean Thirouin finished the season with an overall record of 7-3, including a 6-3 tournament record. He saw action in the No. 3 slot and went undefeated. Thirouin posted a 3-0 record with doubles partner Sebastian Beltrame and a 2-0 record with doubles partner Brian Yeung.