No. 33 Men’s Tennis Edged by No. 32 Tulane

Photo courtesy of Zack Williamson
Photo courtesy of Zack Williamson
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 32 Harvard men's tennis (3-2) dropped a close 4-3 decision to Tulane (4-1) Friday night at the Murr Tennis Center.

The Crimson lost the doubles point, as Sebastian Beltrame and Kenny Tao picked up a win at the No. 2 spot, but Conor Haughey and Kelvin Lam dropped a narrow, 7-6 (4) decision to decide it.

The Crimson went down 0-2 after a loss at the No. 1 spot, but Kenny Tao earned a straight-sets win on court four. Grant Solomon suffered a 6-3, 6-4 loss, but Beltrame answered with two 7-6 wins in the No. 3 slot.

Tulane clinched the match with a three-set battle at the No. 2 spot. Andy Zhou finished his three-set match, winning 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (1).

Harvard will be back in action Sunday against Drake and BU.

Singles competition
1. Dominik Koepfer (TLN) def. Hu, Nicky (HARV) 6-2, 6-4
2. Constantin Schmitz (TLN) def. Yeung, Brian (HARV) 6-2, 6-7, 7-6
3. Beltrame, Sebastian (HARV) def. Alex Van Cott (TLN) 7-6, 7-6
4. Tao, Kenny (HARV) def. Sebastian Rey (TLN) 6-4, 6-2
5. Zhou, Andy (HARV) def. Chi-Shan Jao (TLN) 7-6, 3-6, 7-6
6. Tyler Schick (TLN) def. Solomon, Grant (HARV) 6-3, 6-4 

Doubles competition
1. Dominik Koepfer/Chi-Shan Jao (TLN) def. Hu, Nicky/Yeung, Brian (HARV) 6-3
2. Beltrame, Sebastian/Tao, Kenny (HARV) def. Alex Van Cott/Ian Van Cott (TLN) 6-2
3. Constantin Schmitz/Sebastian Rey (TLN) def. Haughey, Conor/Lam, Kelvin (HARV) 7-6