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No. 32 Men’s Tennis Heads to ITA Kick Off

No. 32 Men’s Tennis Heads to ITA Kick Off

Opponent
Date
Venue
Start Time

No. 28 Oklahoma State
Saturday, Jan. 23
Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center

10 a.m.

Live Stats

Stat Broadcast


Opponent

Date
Venue

Start Time

No. 39 San Diego State/No. 3 TCU
Sunday, Jan. 24
Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center

TBA

Live Stats

Stat Broadcast


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming off two-straight wins to start the season, No. 32 Harvard men's tennis heads to Fort Worth, Texas to participate in the ITA Kick Off Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 23-24. The Crimson will take on No. 28 Oklahoma State. The winner will face the winner of No. 3 TCU and No. 39 San Diego State. 

Schedule
Saturday, Jan. 23
MTEN: Oklahoma State vs. Harvard – 10 a.m.
MTEN: TCU vs. San Diego State – 1 p.m. 

Sunday, Jan. 24
MTEN: TCU vs TBA – 1 p.m.
MTEN: TBA vs TBA – 4 p.m.

The ITA Kick Off
Last year, the Crimson headed to California for the ITA Kick Off, falling to No. 15 Cal 4-2 before bouncing back with a 4-3 win over No. 27 NC State.

LIVE! From the Murr, It's Men's Tennis
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In the Rankings
Harvard opens the season at No. 32 in the nation in the first Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll. Senior captain Nicky Hu sits at No. 71 to start the season. Three Crimson doubles pairs are ranked, with junior Sebastian Beltrame and sophomore Kenny Tao sitting at No. 32 and Brian Yeung/Andy Zhou at No. 39. Yeung and Hu come in at No. 44 when paired together. 

Date

Rank

Preseason

32

Jan. 20

32

Scouting No. 28 Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State enters the weekend after shutting out then-No.45  Memphis. No. 112 Arjun Kadhe leads the team with three wins in 2015. Harvard holds a 3-2 all-time series advantage against Oklahoma State.

Scouting No. 3 TCU
TCU is led by No. 24-ranked Gillermo Nunez with a dual match record of 21-2, which included an overall singles match play of 29-7 last season. The Frogs bring with them a 71.9 winning percentage on dual matches. This marks the first match vs. the Horned Frogs in school history.

Scouting No. 39 SDSU
San Diego State is led by Hendrik Jebens and Marko Goles-Babic. Goles-Babic finished last year with a 23-7 overall single match record with an 18-5 dual match record. Jebens brings in a 22-5 overall matchup with a 19-4 dual match competition record from 2014-15 season. The Crimson has won the last two competitions against San Diego State and leads SDSU 8-5 overall.

Last Year
The Crimson is coming off an appearance in the NCAA Tournament, as Denis Nguyen '15 also earned a spot at the NCAA Individuals and teamed with Brian Yeung to head to the doubles championship.

On the Sidelines
David Fish, the Scott Mead '77 Family Head Coach for Harvard Men's Tennis, enters his 40th season with the Crimson after coaching the men's tennis team to an 19-8 record last season and leading the Crimson to NCAA tournament for the fourth-straight season. Fish owns an all-time dual record of 648-292-1 and has led the Crimson to a top-40 finish in each of the last four seasons.

Social Stream
Use the Social Stream on GoCrimson.com to stay connected with the Crimson on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this year. The Social Stream brings the conversation from all three platforms into one convenient location, allowing fans of all Harvard Athletics teams to monitor the action in real time.

Up Next
The Crimson heads home to play Tulane on Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. at the Murr Tennis Center.

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